Friday, November 17, 2017

Update: Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 17-22)

Posted By on Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM

click to enlarge A Voters Not Politicians volunteer dressed up as a gerrymandered district. - COURTESY VOTERS NOT POLITICIANS FACEBOOK
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  • A Voters Not Politicians volunteer dressed up as a gerrymandered district.
The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the 400,000 signatures needed to get a proposal on the November 2018 ballot to end gerrymandering of electoral districts.

The non-partisan, nonprofit group is proposing amending Michigan's state constitution to establish a 13-member citizens' commission made up of five independent voters, plus four each from the two major parties.

It needs 316,000 signatures for the issue to be put on the ballot, has collected over 350,000, but will collect around 400,000 to ensure it has enough valid signatures. The signature collection has been one of the fastest in Michigan in recent decades.

What is gerrymandering and why is it a problem? Read our previous reports here and here.

Below is the list of locations where you can find Voters Not Politicians volunteers collecting signatures in the coming days.


Friday, Nov. 17

Albion: Irene's Superior Unisex Salon
Ann Arbor: Bernstein's Philharmonic concert at Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor: Bruce Cockburn concert at The Ark
Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Clinton Township: Macomb Community College (University Center, Building 1)
East Lansing: Alternative Holiday Sale at Edgewood United Church
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro

Saturday, Nov. 18

Milford: Holiday Fun Run and Parade at downtown Milford (Main & Commerce)
Holland: Kerstmarkt at Holland Farmers Market
Garden City: Santaland Parade along Middlebelt Road
The New Chelsea Market
Ann Arbor: Michigan vs. Ohio State at 902 Greene Street, Lucky's Market, and Michigan Stadium Gate 2
Marquette: Winter OutBack at Upper Peninsula Masonic Center
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Battle Creek Books
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Linwood: I-75 Northbound Rest Area at mile marker 175
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Adrian: "Meet Me in St. Louis" performance at Croswell Opera House
Ann Arbor: Jeff Daniels concert at Michigan Theater


Sunday, Nov. 19

Ann Arbor: Bernstein's Philharmonic concert at Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Ann Arbor: Front Country concert at The Ark
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Ferndale: No Laughing Matter, a comedy fundraiser for VNP at Go Comedy!
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Mt. Clemens: Vote Smart presentation at Anton/Frankel Center of Oakland University
Ferndale: Rust Belt Market
Adrian: "Meet Me in St. Louis" performance at Croswell Opera House
Clinton Township: Vienna Boys Choir concert at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts

Monday, Nov. 20

Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Howell: Livingston County Courthouse
Ann Arbor: Congressman John Lewis lecture at Hill Auditorium

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Albion: Irene's Superior Unisex Salon
Ann Arbor: StorySLAM performance at Zingerman's Greyline
Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Charlevoix: Holiday Market Finale at Charlevoix Public Library
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Marcellus News storefront at Moorman Printing
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Waterford: L.A. Cafe

Wednesday, Nov. 22

Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Marcellus News storefront at Moorman Printing
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro


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