In Michigan, the political party in power controls the way our legislative and congressional districts are drawn. Currently, the process is controlled by the Republican Party. This explains why in 2012, even though Democratic candidates for Congress received 240,000 more votes than Republicans, there are nine Republicans and just five Democrats from Michigan in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In states controlled by the Democrats, the same undemocratic and ominous situation applies. A nonpartisan, independent citizens committee would take this power from the party in power. We believe this will be a true and fairer way for the citizens of Michigan to elect their legislators.
Nine states have established independent redistricting commissions. Let's make Michigan number 10.