It’s true that every vote counts – but if you live in Michigan, your vote may have counted a lot more in this week’s primary election than it will in the November general election.
The League of Women Voters Oakland Area will be hosting a public forum on Saturday, April 21 to discuss the results of Michigan’s 2011 redistricting and how to improve the process moving forward.
The Downriver Sunday Times filed a report on the Dearborn/Dearborn Heights League of Women Voters forum held to educate citizens about the redistricting process.
You can get involved! The Michigan Redistricting Collaborative wants to inform people around the state about redistricting, how it works, and how we can make it more reactive to the people of Michigan – not the politicians of Michigan. Go to Tools and Resources to sign up for periodic email updates, and to see a calendar of events where you can learn more and make your voice heard.
Want to know more about why this is such an important issue? Check out The Center for Michigan's "Re-Drawing Michigan: How redistricting pre-determines many election results and often leaves voters without competitive choices at the polls.
If you're on Twitter, use the hashtag #drawtheline whenever you tweet about the redistricting process in Michigan. Keep the conversation going and spread the word about the resources available at DrawTheLineMichigan.org!
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