Do you feel like you have a voice in the decisions that are being made that affect our community?
Did you know that legislative districts are redrawn every 10 years with the census?
- In MI, elected officials get to choose their voters by drawing district boundaries to benefit themselves and their party – this is called gerrymandering. Gerrymandering allows one party to hold onto power by creating “safe” districts, preventsing competitive elections. Gerrymandering obstructs debate and action over real issues that affect everyday people. Gerrymandering means legislators do not fight as hard on behalf of their constituents.
- Many states have opted to create non-partisan, independent redistricting commissions to draw their districts at each census – and improve the functioning of their democracy. Please sign this document if you believe nonpartisan redistricting is a priority for Michigan. https://docs.google.com/forms/
d/e/1FAIpQLSeJ-n6pUJkG-5MicFVN 8LNn2yx7CQ7mLvOGrmMsW2966DyxDA /viewform?c=0&w=1
Here is some more information about the issue of Gerrymandering:
Michigan ranks dead last in laws designed to limit the power of special interests in our government. The influence of special interests in our politics has led elected officials to ignore will of the people. Political reform is needed to restore power to everyday Michigan citizens like you.