In 2018, voters passed an amendment to Michigan’s Constitution, establishing the Michigan Independent Citizen Redistricting Commission (MICRC). Michigan citizens have a historic, first-time ever opportunity to actively participate in the process of drawing new district lines that will govern where they vote and influence the kind of candidate who will represent them. This process is called redistricting — it happens just once every decade, and it is happening right now in Michigan. It is a nonpartisan, transparent and fair and open process.
Representation matters. If Michigan’s communities are not adequately represented, the consequences often result in inequality in political power, government funding and private-sector investment. To achieve fair and impartial voting maps, every Michigander needs to participate.