Redistricting Presentation in Southfield Nov. 10

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Redistricting Presentation in Southfield Nov. 10 Tuesday, Nov. 10 6:30pm at Southfield Parks & Rec Building, 26000 Evergreen, Southfield, MI 48076

The League of Women Voters of Michigan is hosting over 30 Town Halls across the state of Michigan this fall to educate voters on the importance of redistricting. Click here to view the schedule and find a Town Hall near you. The events are free and open to the public. All are blumz05welcome.

The Town Hall presentation will explore how legislative lines are drawn in Michigan, who draws them, and why it is a critically important question for those who care about fair representation.

In Michigan the district lines are drawn by the legislature, effectively allowing politicians to choose their voters, rather than the voters choosing their legislators. This system gives the political party in power at the time a tremendous advantage, but is this the best system for the voters? Our Town Halls will explore central questions, such as: What are the consequences of partisan drawn districts that favor one party over another? Is there a better and fairer way to do this? What are the alternatives?Pledge_side_blue

Check out oc115 coverage of previous redistricting town halls:

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/06/league-of-women-voters-michigan-discusses-redistricting/

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/08/15/townhall-explores-possibility-of-redistricting-reform/

 

For more on League of Women Voters redistricting presentations and schedules see http://www.lwvmi.org/events.html.

For more event listings go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/

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