Politicians draw voting maps that directly benefit themselves, instead of putting the interests of voters or communities of Michigan first.
It's called gerrymandering and it's a real problem in Michigan:
Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group leading the charge to fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process through a constitutional amendment.
Voters - not politicians or lobbyists - will draw maps that cannot favor one party or candidate.
Maps will be drawn through compromise by Republicans, Democrats, and voters who align with neither party and must follow strict criteria.
The process will happen in public meetings, not behind closed doors, and everything used to draw the maps must be published publicly.
Why do we need to end gerrymandering in 2018?
Allowing politicians to draw their own districts is a conflict of interest. When politicians have the power to draw voting maps, they have the power to hand-pick their voters.
Gerrymandering benefits politicians and it hurts the rest of us, regardless of our political preference. When politicians choose their voters, our votes don’t matter and our voices aren’t heard.
How will we end gerrymandering in Michigan?
The establishment elite will do everything they can to protect the status quo where they make the rules. It will take all of us. Here’s how you can help:
> Sign up to volunteer to help spread the word in your community.
> Chip in to help us defend our solution against the establishment’s multi-million dollar effort to keep the status quo.
> Learn more about gerrymandering in Michigan and how Michiganders can fix it.
> Attend an upcoming event and bring a friend.