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The League of Women Voters supports an Independent Redistricting Commission (click here to see our position). We are pleased that Proposal 2, a constitutional amendment, was passed by Michigan voters in the November, 2018 election which authorizes the establishment of an impartial commission of voters (not politicians) who are charged with creating new district maps for state and congressional offices. The maps will be drawn after the 2020 census figures are available, and cannot favor one party or candidate. This commission will operate in a completely transparent manner and will create maps based on fair criteria. 

Information about Michigan's Redistricting Process, including meeting schedules, links to past meetings, commission information and timeline can be found here

Visit our Archives Page to access information about LWV Michigan's work on redistricting prior to 2018.

 

LWVMI BELONGS TO PEOPLE POWERED FAIR MAPS

People Powered Fair Maps™ is a national redistricting program of the League of Women Voters focused on creating fair political maps nationwide in all 50 states + D.C. In June of 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Rucho v. League of Women Voters of North Carolina that no fair test exists for courts to determine when partisan gerrymandering has gone too far. As a result, federal courts will be hands-off in the redistricting process even when new district lines are drawn to intentionally decrease the voting power of voters based solely on their political party. People Powered Fair Maps was launched in September 2019 to create fair and transparent, people-powered

redistricting processes that eliminate partisan and racial gerrymandering nationwide.  For more information about this program, click here

Leagues across the state have undertaken a widespread educational effort to help voters understand redistricting and to ensure the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is being what voters have asked: for citizens to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests, and for the commission to respect Communities of Interest. The schedule for the town halls that are happening through May 31, 2021 are noted below. All events will be virtual. Check back often- more town halls will be added and registration links will be posted.

 

DATE AND TIME LOCAL LEAGUE CO-SPONSOR LINK
       
April 8, 6:00pm Detroit LWV Alpha Kappa Alpha Completed

 

April 11, 3:00 pm

 

Leelanau County LWV

  Completed
April 13, 7:00pm Lansing Area LWV   Completed

 

April 14, 7:00pm

 

Mt Pleasant LWV

Isabella County Commissioners

 

Completed

 

April 16, noon

Eastern Upper Peninsula LWV  

 

Completed

April 19, 7:00pm Ann Arbor LWV   Click here to register

 

April 20, 6:30pmEST

 

Copper Country

Portage Lake Library

 

Click here to register

April 20, noon Grand Traverse LWV   Click here for zoom link

 

April 21, 7:00pm

Tecumseh/Lenawee Co LWV  

 

Email & request link

April 22, 7:00pm Grosse Pte LWV Grosse Pte Library Click here to register
April 22, 7:00pm Holland Area LWV Holland Museum Click here to register

 

April 22, 3:00pm

 

Leelanau County LWV

 

Livestreated by:

https://www.tacm.tv/

 

April 22, 7:00pm

Dearborn/Dearborn Hts LWV  

 

Click here to register

April 22, 7:00pm NE Michigan   Click here for zoom link
April 22, 6:00pm Crawford County LWV   Click here for zoom link
April 27, 7:00pm Manistee   Click here to register
April 29, 6:30pm Saginaw LWV   Click to access FB Live
April 29, 7:00pm Brighton/Howell LWV Howell Library Click here to register
April 29, 7:00pm Kalamazoo LWV   Check back later for link

 

May 3, 7:00pm

 

Macomb County LWV

Clinton/Macomb Library

 

Click here to register

May 13, 2:30pm Oakland Area LWV AAUW Check back later for link
May 18, 1:00pm Oakland Area LWV Birmingham Sr Ctr Check back later for link
May 26, 7:00pm NW Wayne County LWV Plymouth Library Click here to register

 

RECORDINGS OF COMPLETED TOWN HALLS:

Held in Detroit, March 9.  Click here to view.