Stories tagged: "independent citizen redistricting commission"

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Michiganders Can Help Design Their Own Voting Maps. Here’s How.

Michigan residents are finally drawing their own voting maps and this is how you can help shape your community.

DETROIT, MI  - DECEMBER 19: A community member signs a nominating petition to help gain Gretchen Whitmer ballot access for Michigan Governor.  (Photo by Ali Lapetina for The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Keep Going Michigan: How to Get Your Great Idea on the Ballot

Some of the most powerful changes brought to Michigan law have come from citizen-led petition campaigns getting issues on the ballot. Here's how they did it.

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Keep Going Michigan: How to Shape the Future Without Running for Office

Local, county, and state boards and commissions have a lot of potential to impact your community. And many of those boards are selected, not elected.

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How Michigan’s New Redistricting Commission Brings Us Closer to a Better Legislature

State Rep. Jon Hoadley feels inspired by the new Independent Citizen's Redistricting Commission, and sees potential to address other systemic issues with the same energy and enthusiasm.

Michigan's 11th Congressional District. Map courtesy the United States Department of the Interior.
You Can Choose Michigan’s New Legislative Districts — You Just Have To Apply By Monday

For the first time, voters will get to draw their own voting districts. Thousands of Michiganders have already applied to serve on the Commission that will hold the pen.

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Jocelyn Benson’s 3 Biggest Moves as Secretary of State So Far

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is President Trump’s latest target on Twitter. But her milestones in office speak for themselves.