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Contact: Elizabeth Battiste
Voters Not Politicians eager to get redistricting reform on the ballot
Secretary of State’s office drew petition sample for review
The following can be attributed to Katie Fahey, founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians:
Volunteers with the grassroots, nonpartisan Voters Not Politicians campaign collected more than 425,000 signatures in 110 days representing each of Michigan’s 83 counties. This unprecedented achievement shows that Michigan voters are ready to choose their politicians – not the other way around.
We have independently verified our petition signatures, and have no doubt that our proposal will be on the ballot November 6. We are confident citizens will overwhelmingly vote YES for an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission that will replace our current system where politicians and lobbyists draw voting lines behind closed doors and bring the process out into the public to create fair and impartial legislative district maps.
Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to passing a state constitutional amendment to end partisan gerrymandering by taking politicians and lobbyists out of the redistricting process and putting Michigan citizens in charge. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.