Saturday, December 2, 2017

Here's where you can sign petitions to end gerrymandering in Michigan (Dec. 2 - Dec. 8)

Posted By on Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 8:35 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 around 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.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Adrian: "Meet Me in St. Louis" performance at Croswell Opera House
Ann Arbor: "Handel's Messiah" performance at Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Ann Arbor: The Verve Pipe concert at The Ark
Battle Creek Books
Detroit: Jingle Bells Run at Hard Rock Cafe
Detroit: Noel Night in Midtown
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Marine City: Merrytime Christmas in downtown
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market

Sunday, Dec. 3

Ann Arbor: "Handel's Messiah" performance at Hill Auditorium
Ann Arbor: Dog-O-Mat
Ann Arbor: Holiday Artisan Market at Matthei Botanical Gardens
Ann Arbor: Howie Day concert at The Ark
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market

Monday, Dec. 4

Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Battle Creek Books
Battle Creek: IBEW Local 445
Grand Rapids: Presto Print
Lansing: Triple Goddess Bookstore
Novi: Mom and Baby Shop
Saginaw: Bradley's Bistro
Chelsea: New Chelsea Market
Waterford: L.A. Cafe

Wednesday, Dec. 6

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

Thursday, Dec. 7

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


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