8th Day Discussion with Amelia Quilon about Redistricting Town Hall June 20th

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8th Day Discussion with Amelia Quilon about Redistricting Town Hall Coming June 20th

8th Day Discussion with Amelia Quilon about Redistricting Town Hall Coming June 20th

Marquette, Michigan – Amelia Quilon spoke with Todd Pazz on the 8th Day Radio Show about Voters Not Politicians drive to place an amendment to the state constitution on the November ballot “that would prevent politicians from manipulating voting district boundaries to secure their own hold on power by giving authority for drawing new voting districts after each U.S. Census to an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission comprised of voters chosen through a randomized process.”

The Town Hall about  gerrymandering will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018.  Attendees are asked to bring two cans of non-perishable food items or make a small donation to support the church’s charitable food pantry.

Volunteer organizers have  “collected more than 425,000 signatures (315,654 minimum required) in 110 days” allowing the proposed amendment on the November 2018 state ballot. “Despite submitting its petitions more than five months ago, the group is still waiting for approval from the State Board of Canvassers to place the proposal on the November ballot.”  However, a recent court decision did overcome an opposition group that tried to keep the amendment proposal of the ballot this November.

Voters Not Politicians describe themselves as a “nonpartisan, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to passing a state constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering by taking politicians and lobbyists out of the redistricting process and putting Michigan citizens in charge. Learn more at www.votersnotpoliticians.com.”

More Details from Voters Not Politicians press release:

  • WHO: Voters Not Politicians, a non-partisan ballot committee to end gerrymandering.
  • WHAT: Town hall discussion on the problems caused by gerrymandering and a proposed solution for Michigan voters to consider this fall.
  • WHEN: 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • WHERE: Messiah Lutheran Church, 305 W. Magnetic Street, Marquette.
  • WHY: To inform voters about a proposed amendment to the Michigan State Constitution to reform the process for redrawing congressional and state legislative district boundaries.

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