April 22, 2021 Town Hall on the redistricting process
The Michigan Citizens Redistricting Commission’s (MICRC) work is well underway. Our League, along with 24 other leagues in the state, sponsored a virtual Town Hall on this process. This is an historic process–a first in Michigan. The public needs to provide input to the Commission to ensure a fair mapping process.
“Redistricting in Michigan has been a very political process that has historically taken place behind closed doors and out of the public eye,” said LWVGP President Judy Florian. “This new independent process gives regular, everyday Michigan residents the ability to draw the state’s legislative districts. We want the public to be empowered with information so they can participate in this important democratic process.”
Leagues across the state have undertaken a widespread educational effort to help voters understand redistricting and to ensure the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is being what voters have asked: for citizens to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests, and for the commission to respect Communities of Interest. This event was co-sponsored by the Grosse Pointe Public Library.