Voters should choose their politicians.
Not the other way around.
Politicians are manipulating our voting maps to keep themselves in power. It's time to change that to make your vote matter and your voice heard.
- Our Mission -
The Michigan Constitution of 1963 begins with the following words: “All political power is inherent in the people.” Voters Not Politicians is working to transfer political power back to the people and away from the politicians.
Political strategist Karl Rove once said, “when you draw the lines, you make the rules.”
Right now in Michigan, politicians have the power to draw the lines, and therefore they’re making the rules. Voters Not Politicians values the voice of the Michigan voter, and is taking action to reform how voting maps in Michigan are drawn so your vote matters and your voice is heard.
- Our Plan -
Voters Not Politicians is a registered ballot committee leading the charge to amend the Michigan Constitution for a citizen-controlled system of drawing voting maps for legislative and congressional districts. How are we going to do it?
We are educating Michiganders on how voting maps are drawn, why the current process is broken, and what problems partisan redistricting bring to our state government.
2. Collect Signatures
We will be collecting petition signatures starting in the summer of 2017. We need 315,654 valid signatures in order to get our policy on the ballot.
3. Get Out The Vote
Once we're on the ballot, the campaign will focus on spreading the word so that a majority of voters in 2018 vote YES on redistricting reform in Michigan.
- Get Involved! -
We have a plan, but we can't do it without you.
Learn more about redistricting and the process of “gerrymandering,” where politicians use their power to draw voting maps in ways that keep them in power with little incentive to listen to their voters. Next, help educate your neighbors. Click here to learn more!
You can also join our volunteer team! Lace up your boots and become a volunteer. Click here to sign up and to learn more about our volunteering opportunities.
Time is money, but sometimes one or the other is hard to come by. If your time is limited, please click here to donate to help the campaign. The politicians and special interests who benefit from the current system will spend millions defending and protecting their unfair advantage. We have to fight back, and that will include advertising and putting together hundreds of local events across Michigan to educate voters on their right to power.
If you represent a group or organization, and would like to support Voters Not Politicians, please let us know here.