FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2018
Contact: Elizabeth Battiste
Voters Not Politicians launches new ad supporting Proposal 2 to end gerrymandering
Voters Not Politicians released its a new advertisement today promoting Proposal 2, the ballot measure to fix Michigan’s rigged redistricting system. The ad shows how our current system is rigged in favor of politicians, lobbyists and special interests who operate in secret to draw lines that benefit them, and how Proposal 2 will put citizens in power and create a transparent process. The ad also highlights what Voters Not Politicians is about: the basic belief that voters should choose their politicians – not the other way around.
To view the advertisement, visit https://www.votersnotpoliticians.com/tv_rigged.
“We know that many voters are still unaware of how partisan gerrymandering works and what Proposal 2 will do to give voters a voice. In the next 40 days, we will be delivering voters the information they need to learn why Proposal 2 is an important first step toward repairing our democracy,” said Katie Fahey, founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians.
The advertisement will appear in media markets across the state on television, social media, and other platforms frequented by Michigan voters. More than 425,000 Michiganders – including Republicans, Democrats, and Independents – signed the petition to put the proposal on the ballot to demand an end to gerrymandering. Volunteers have knocked over 160,000 doors to get the message out to vote YES on Proposal 2 November 6.
“Michigan’s state Constitution begins with, ‘All political power is inherent in the people.’ It is our right to petition our government to create change,” said Fahey. “People are demanding this change. They are demanding a state government that represents their priorities and values and they will continue to demand it on November 6th when they cast their YES vote to end gerrymandering. When people learn about our proposal, the overwhelming majority support it. It’s our job to make sure every person in this state knows about the problem of gerrymandering and our solution to put the power to draw voting district maps in the hands of an independent commission of Michigan citizens. We want to make sure that voters across the entire state of Michigan know that Proposal 2 is a nonpartisan way to fix this broken process so that voters can choose their politicians – not the other way around.”
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 in charge through an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.