FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 7, 2018
Contact: Elizabeth Battiste
Voters Not Politicians takes to polling precincts on Primary Day
Volunteers to speak with voters most likely to participate in November election
across the state
Volunteers for Voters Not Politicians will be at dozens of polling locations across the state to talk to voters most likely to participate in the November election, when Proposal 2 to end partisan gerrymandering is set to appear on the ballot.
“Our volunteers are excited to talk to voters of any party about this important way to restore our democracy,” said Katie Fahey, founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians. “We’re taking the opportunity to speak directly to voters on Primary Day because we know these voters take their participation in democracy seriously and believe in impartial elections where voters choose their politicians, not the other way around.”
Voters Not Politicians has gained national recognition for their grassroots effort, which resulted in volunteers collecting over 425,000 petition signatures in just 110 days representing each of Michigan’s 83 counties. Our robust volunteer presence at farmers’ markets, craft fairs, art shows, and even highway rest areas during the petition collection process built credibility with voters. The campaign has knocked over 88,000 doors to date since the petitions were turned in and will continue to build a robust field campaign between now and the General Election.
“Grassroots power is what this campaign was built on, and we look forward to building on that power from now until Election Day,” said Fahey.
Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to passing Proposal 2, a state constitutional amendment to end partisan gerrymandering by taking politicians and lobbyists out of the redistricting process and putting Michigan citizens back in charge through an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.