Please join us at our house (1035 Country Club Rd. Ann Arbor) on Friday, June 15th from 5:30 to 7:00 for food, drink, friendship and updates on the Voters Not Politicians (VNP) effort to end gerrymandering in Michigan.
As you may know, VNP is a nonpartisan effort to end the political gerrymandering of voting districts. Statewide 425,000 signatures were collected by volunteers to put a constitutional amendment on the November ballot to create a nonpartisan commission that would determine voter districts.
There appears to be pushback by the state on getting this petition on the ballot. For example, on May 22nd, the Board of State Canvassers posted a meeting notice for May 24th with one item on the agenda: certifying the signatures to get the Voters Not Politicians proposal on the ballot. On May 23rd, less than 16 hours before the meeting was set to take place, it was unexpectedly canceled.
Obviously there are vested interests at work to prevent this proposal from getting on the ballot. VNP needs funds to challenge these interests, both in court and in the court of public opinion. That is why we are hosting this fundraiser.
Bob Frank, Sharon Popp, Stuart Dowty, Ilene Sommers and Wendy Watson
1035 Country Club Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
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