Friday, September 15, 2017

Group collects 100K signatures for gerrymandering ballot proposal

Posted By on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 9:18 AM

click to enlarge MAP OF U.S. HOUSE DISTRICTS IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
  • Map of U.S. House districts in Southeastern Michigan
Voters Not Politicians is working to gather 316,000 signatures needed to put a proposal on the November 2018 ballot that the group says will end gerrymandering of electoral districts, if it's approved.

The non-partisan, non-profit group is nearly one third of the way there, as of last weekend.

It's proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of five independent voters and four each from the two major parties.

It has 180 days from Aug. 17 to collect the signatures, and well-attended festivals and weekend events are excellent places to gather large numbers of them in a short time.

Below is the list of locations where you can find Voters Not Politicians volunteers collecting signatures. Exact locations and times where/when volunteers will be at events are not always available, so keep your eyes peeled for them. In some cases, volunteers will be outside or the near the entrance of the event instead of inside it. For example, volunteers will be near the entrance of the Tigers' game, but not in the stadium.

For times, maps, and other details, check this page.

Check this page for info on how to volunteer.

Friday Sept. 15

Detroit: Tigers v. White Sox near Comerica Park
Ann Arbor: U-M Sustainable Food Systems Initiative - Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin U-M Power Center
Northville: Heritage Festival in Downtown Northville
Dixboro: Dixboro Farmers' Market
Owosso - Owosso Post Office
West Bloomfield: Garage sale in a volunteer's front yard
L'Anse: Java By The Bay
Troy: Troy Daze at the Troy Civic Center
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Jackson: Grand River Farmers' Market
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Saginaw: Downtown Saginaw Farmers' Market
Allegan: Allegan County Fair in the Allegan County Fairgrounds
Metro Boat Show Lake St. Clair Metropark
Lansing: Downtown Lansing at Washington Square and Michigan
Grand Rapids: Mexican Festival in Heartside Park
Grand Rapids: Michigan Distilled Festival at the Fulton Street Market
Port Huron: Hobo Fest at the Port Huron & Detroit Railroad Historical Museum
Muskegon: Irish Music Festival at Heritage Landing
Jackson: Constitution Day at the Jackson Carnegie Library
Lansing: Michigan Blues Fest Old Town at Turner & Grand River
Holland: Live Mannequin Night in Downtown Holland at the intersections on 8th Street

Saturday Sept. 16

Detroit: Tour de Troit Roosevelt Park
Northville: Heritage Festival in Downtown Northville
Troy: Troy Daze at the Troy Civic Center
Ann Arbor: Michigan Wolverines vs. Air Force Falcons at Michigan Stadium
West Bloomfield: Garage Sale in a volunteer's front yard
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Clarkston: Art in the Village in Depot Park
Detroit: D-Town Farm Harvest Festival
Holland: Live Mannequin Night in Downtown Holland (intersections on 8th Street)
Adrian: Artalicious Fine Arts Fair Downtown Adrian (Main & Maumee), 100 N Main St, Adrian, MI 49221
Grand Rapids: Cottage Bar Chili Cookoff
Grand Rapids: Fulton Street Farmers Market
Grand Rapids: West Grand Neighborhood Organization block party
Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Kalamazoo: Despierta Bronson Park
Lapeer: BBQ and Blues Lapeer County Historical Courthouse
Lowell: Fallasburg Art Festival in Fallasburg Park
Marquette: Marquette Farmers Market in the Marquette Commons
Marquette: Rainbow Pride Fest Tourist Park
Marquette: Strut Your Mutt Mattson in Lower Harbor Park
Mason: Down Home Days at the Ingham County Courthouse,
Midland: Midland Farmers' Market Ashman & Ann (43.612434, -84.246578), Midland, MI 48642
Muskegon: Muskegon Farmers' Market 242 W Western Ave, Muskegon 49440
Owosso: Owosso Farmers' Market 215 N. Water Street, Owosso 48867
Perry: PerryFest Downtown Perry at Main & 2nd
Rockford: Rockford Farmers' Market27 S Squires St Square, Rockford 49341
South Haven Farmers Market South Haven Farmers Market
Okemos: Meridian Township Farmers Market Okemos: Meridian Township Farmers Market
Tompkins Center Twp: Freedom Festival at Tompkins Historical Museum
Suttons Bay Farmers Market North Park
Milford Township: Doggie Dash in Kensington Metropark, South Martindale Beach
Zeeland: Zeeland Peddlers Market in Downtown Zeeland
Holland: Farmers Market' and Downtown Holland in intersections on 8th Street
Holland: Civil War Muster in Van Raalte Farm Park
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Ionia Fall Festival Bertha Brock Park
Ionia: Brews & Cruisin' Foods Food Truck Festival at the Ionia Free Fair
Lake City: Earthwork Harvest Gathering at Earthwork Farm
Allegan: Allegan County Fair on the Allegan County Fairgrounds
Metro Boat Show in Lake St. Clair Metropark
Jackson: Grand River Farmers Market Grand River Farmers Market
Alpena: Redistricting Reform Town Hall at the Alpena County Public Library
Parade of Nations Dee Stadium
Lansing: Michigan Blues Fest in Old Town Lansing at Turner & Grand River

Sunday Sept. 17

Ann Arbor: Gallup Park new playground grand opening
Detroit: D-Town Farm Harvest Festival
Bloomfield Hills: City Offices Open House
Troy: Troy Daze at the Troy Civic Center
Ypsilanti: Orphan Car Show on Cross Street
West Bloomfield: Garage Sale in a volunteer's front yard
Warren: Warren Farmers' Market in the Warren City Square
Clarkston: Art in the Village in Depot Park
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Northville: Heritage Festival in Downtown Northville
Grand Rapids: Fulton Street Artisan's Market
Grand Rapids: VegFest at the Deltaplex DeltaPlex Arena
Howell: Howell Farmers' Market in Downtown Howell
Lansing: Drive-through petition signing at 1101 N Larch St.
Stockbridge: All Clubs Day Motorcycle Show
Stockbridge: All Clubs Day Motorcycle Show
Williamston: Williamston Farmers Market in McCormick Park
Holland: Civil War Muster Van Raalte Farm Park
Metro Boat Show Lake St. Clair Metropark
Portage: Portage Farmers' Market Portage Market
Tompkins Center Twp: Freedom Festival at the Tompkins Historical Museum
East Lansing: Peace Quest Day of Action in Cherry Lane Park
Trenton: Signing Celebration at Trenton Cultural Center

Monday Sept. 18

Owosso: Women Who Care of Greater Owosso at the D'Mar Banquet & Conference Center
Dearborn: Henry Ford College Quad at Henry Ford College
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
East Lansing: William Hartung lecture, "As Eisenhower Warned: How the Arms Lobby is Distorting Our Budget Priorities” South Kedzie Hall 105

Tuesday Sept. 19

Ionia: Ladies Night Out (for Cancer Awareness) at the Steele Street Hall
Kalamazoo: Kalamazoo Farmers Market
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Waterford:L.A. Cafe

Wednesday Sept. 20

Meridian Township: Meridian Farmers Market
Holland: Holland Farmers' Market and Downtown Holland (intersections on 8th Street)
Grand Valley State University: Carillon Tower (near Cook-Dewitt Center)
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Pints & Petitions: a Region 12 social Malone's Tavern

Thursday Sept. 21

East Lansing: Storytelling About Peace Edgewood United Church
Lansing: Farmers' Market at the Michigan State Capitol's front lawn
Battle Creek: Battle Creek Books
Chelsea: The New Chelsea Market
Battle Creek: Redistricting Reform Town Hall at St. Thomas Episcopal Church


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