League of Women Voters of Michigan urges public engagement in redistricting

The League of Women Voters of Michigan is urging voters to get involved in the redistricting process by submitting written testimony and maps to the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) using the MICRC Public Comment Portal at www.michigan-mapping.org.

Anyone in Michigan can use the Portal to submit written testimony and maps, draw maps or comment on other citizens’ maps to make their voices heard in the redistricting process. A YouTube video explains how to submit materials to MICRC Public Comment Portal.

“For many years, redistricting was a political process that took place behind closed doors,” said Christina Schlitt, president of the League of Women Voters of Michigan. “Now that regular citizens have the power to draw the state’s new legislative and congressional districts, it’s important for them to get involved in the process and make their voices heard. Using the Public Comment Portal to submit written testimony and maps directly to the commission is the best way to do that.”

Leagues across the state have undertaken a widespread effort to educate voters on redistricting and to ensure the MICRC is doing what voters have asked: allow residents to draw district lines instead of legislators or special interests. The Commission is hosting public hearings  across the state until July 1 where residents can learn more and can comment on how they want the MICRC to draw the district lines. To learn more from the League about redistricting, visit www.lwvmi.org/issues/redistricting.html.


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