Petition statement to be delivered to The Citizens of the State of Michigan

Establish a Non-Partisan Independent Redistricting Committee for Legislative and Congressional Boundaries

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Establish a Non-Partisan Independent Redistricting Committee for Legislative and Congressional Boundaries

To be delivered to The Citizens of the State of Michigan

Petition Statement

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.
There are currently 5,697 signatures. NEW goal - We need 7,500 signatures!

Petition Background

The purpose is to establish a Non-Partisan Independent Redistricting Committee for the drawing of legislative and congressional boundaries.

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