Saturday, November 25, 2017

Update: Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Nov. 22 - Nov. 30)

Posted By on Sat, Nov 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM

click to enlarge MAP OF THE MICHIGAN HOUSE'S GERRYMANDERED DISTRICTS IN SOUTHEASTERN MICHIGAN
  • Map of the Michigan House's gerrymandered districts in Southeastern Michigan
The group Voters Not Politicians is still working to gather the 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, but has collected nearly 400,000 to ensure enough are valid. 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.

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

Friday, Nov. 24

Battle Creek Books
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Marquette: Winter OutBack at Upper Peninsula Masonic Center
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro

Saturday, Nov. 25

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

Sunday, Nov. 26

Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
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. 27

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

Tuesday, Nov. 28

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
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Waterford: L.A. Cafe

Wednesday, Nov. 29

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
Livonia: Redistricting Reform Town Hall at Madonna University
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro

Thursday, Nov. 30

Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Howell: Livingston County Courthouse
Lansing: Everybody Reads
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Milford: Downtown Christmas Open House
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Milford: Christmas Open House at Downtown Milford




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