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Proposal 2


Proposal 2 puts power in the hands of voters - not politicians.

In Michigan, it’s time the voters take charge so that our voices are protected and our elected representatives are accountable to us - not lobbyists or special interests.

Proposal 2 takes power away from lobbyists, special interests, and politicians and puts it in the hands of citizens by creating a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process.

    • FAIR - Voters—not lobbyists or politicians—will decide the lines and can’t give one party or candidate an unfair advantage.

    • IMPARTIAL - Maps will be drawn by 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats, and 5 voters who don’t affiliate with either party and must follow strict criteria, like the Voting Rights Act.

    • TRANSPARENT - The redistricting process will happen in open, public meetings across the state where citizens and community organizations can give input and feedback.

Proposal 2 was circulated by thousands of volunteers and signed by nearly half a million Michiganders - representing each one of Michigan’s 83 counties - to get a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting solution on the ballot. Voters from across the state and across the political spectrum agree that it’s time we draw the line.

Do you agree that voters should choose their politicians - not the other way around? Here’s what you can do to help pass Proposal 2:

    • VOTE - Proposal 2 needs to receive a majority “yes” vote to be adopted into Michigan’s state Constitution. Click here to pledge to vote YES for Proposal 2 on Election Day! You can read the 100 word summary that will appear on the November 6, 2018 ballot here.

    • VOLUNTEER - Join our team of volunteers to spread the word about Proposal 2 in your community. Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

    • DONATE - Deep-pocketed lobbyists and special interest groups will fund a multi-million dollar “vote no” campaign against us. Chip in here to help us fight back!

If you represent an organization or are a community leader, you can also partner with Voters Not Politicians to endorse Proposal 2. Click here for more information.