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November 2017 

MLIVE - 'Redistricting petition group reports they've collected 300K signatures'

WKAR - 'MI Redistricting Reform Advocates Reach 300K Signatures'

WMUK - 'Gerrymandering, Ballot Campaigns And Legal Challenges'

WMUK - 'Bridge looks at a ballot drive to eliminate gerrymandering in Michigan'


October 2017

Huron Daily Tribune - 'Group seeks to end gerrymandering'

BridgeMI - 'Michigan gerrymandering petition on pace for ballot. Will state justices stop it?'

BridgeMI - 'California holds clues to how a redistricting commission could change Michigan'

Michigan Radio - 'New committee opposing ballot initiative on gerrymandering hints at partisan fight ahead'

Hillsdale - 'Volunteers look to end gerrymandering'

Huron Daily Tribune - 'Political group looks to end gerrymandering'

Metro Times - 'Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering (Oct. 13-19)'

WKAR - 'SCOTUS Weighs Redistricting as MI Petition Drive Advances'

Record-Eagle - 'Phil Power: Finding a solution to gerrymandering in Michigan'

Michigan Journal - 'Voters Not Politicians visits campus'

Interlochen Public Radio - 'We’ve Got Issues: Gerrymandering complaints lead to ballot campaign'

MLive - 'Redistricting Reform Ballot Proposal town hall scheduled in Bay City'

Metro Times - 'Sign petitions to end gerrymandering at these locations over the next week'




September 2017

The Michigan Daily - 'Voters Not Politicians looks to end Michigan gerrymandering'

WMUK - 'WSW: Ballot Proposal Takes Aim At "Heavily Gerrymandered State"'

TC Times - 'Gerrymandering issue could be on November ballot'

TC Times - 'Gerrymandering — why your vote might not matter'

Metro Times - 'Group collects 100K signatures for gerrymandering ballot proposal'

Sturgis Journal - '‘Voters Not Politicians’ aims to get constitution change on 2018 ballot'

Three Rivers Commercial-News - 'On The Dotted Line'

Alpena News - 'Ballot group to hold event at library'

Manistee News Advocate - 'Grassroots group seeks to end gerrymandering in Michigan'

WYCE 88.1 FM - 'Catalyst Radio: Gerrymandering'

We Love Dexter - '"Gerrymandering" Made Easy'

Mining Gazette - 'Group seeking end to partisan redistricting'

MLive - 'Michigan lawmakers join legal briefs in Supreme Court gerrymandering case'

Record Eagle - 'Jack Lessenberry: Redrawing state's electoral lines an extended process'


August 2017

UP Matters - 'Petition to combat gerrymandering circling in Michigan'

Metro Times - 'Our chance to take government back'

The Nation - 'Michigan Suffers from Some of the Most Extreme Gerrymandering in the Country'

MLive - 'Complaint claims state elections bureau illegally assisted redistricting group'

McClatchy D.C. - 'Voter groups try to sideline politicians as states redraw district maps'

Lexington Herald - 'Voter groups try to sideline politicians as states redraw district maps'

The Olympian - 'Voter groups try to sideline politicians as states redraw district maps'

Deadline Detroit - 'Trickery of Gerrymandering Lets Lawmakers Pick Their Voters'

Toledo Blaze - 'Making elections competitive in Michigan'

Miami Herald - 'What to know about Michigan's 2018 ballot drives'

WDET - 'A Number of Ballot Proposals Get Green Light to Collect Signatures'

WKYZ - 'Group to begin collecting signatures to end gerrymandering in Michigan'

The News Herald - 'Volunteers gathering signatures for anti-Gerrymandering petition'

WMUK NPR - 'Board Of State Canvassers Approves Ballot Proposals'

FOX 47 - 'State Board of Canvassers allows petition drives to begin for 2 ballot proposals'

WKAR - 'Board of State Canvassers Approve Ballot Proposals'

Michigan Radio - 'Will voters overcome their politicians?'

WWMT - 'State board takes up redistricting reform proposal'

Clay Center Dispatch - 'Michigan OKs redistricting, paid sick-time ballot drives'

WLNS - 'Board OKs petitions for redistricting, sick time, pot drives'

US News - 'Michigan OKs Redistricting, Paid Sick-Time Ballot Drives'

Detroit Free Press - 'VIDEO: Organizer says signature collection starts today to end gerrymandering'

Detroit Free Press - 'State panel approves petition aimed at ending gerrymandering'

Detroit CBS - 'State Elections Board OKs Petition Drives For Legal Pot, Redistricting, Sick Time'

Detroit News - 'Redistricting, sick leave, pot petitions approved'

Metro Times - 'Michigan gerrymandering petition OK'd'

MLive - 'Redistricting petition cleared for signature gathering'

Michigan Radio - 'Board of State Canvassers approve ballot proposals'

Detroit News - 'Michigan anti-gerrymandering petition set for review'

WWMT - 'Grassroots group seeks to stop gerrymandering in Michigan'

MLive - 'Group aims to take politics out of redistricting in Michigan with independent commission'

July 2017

MLive - Group aims to take politics out of redistricting in Michigan with independent commission

Michigan Radio - Lessenberry on gerrymandering