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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve our systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy. The League's enduring vitality and resonance comes from its unique decentralized structure.

The League of Women Voters is strictly nonpartisan; it neither supports nor opposes candidates for office at any level of government. At the same time, the League is wholeheartedly political and works to influence policy through advocacy. It is the original grassroots citizen network, directed by the consensus of its members nationwide.


All of our meetings are open to the public. We welcome you to membership in the Saginaw League of Women Voters if you are a voting age citizen. Come to our meetings, eMail our president [address at the bottom of this page], or click the Join the League button on the right side of this page.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Make Redistricting Open to the Public

Make Redistricting Open to the Public

** Action Alert **

Contact Your Legislators and Local Newspaper to Say:
Make Redistricting Open to the Public

Redistricting is officially underway, following the State’s receipt of 2010 Census data last week. The Michigan Redistricting Collaborative has sent a letter to all legislators and has been meeting with editorial boards to gain their support for a more open redistricting process that includes public access to draft maps and opportunities for citizen involvement. The Detroit Free Press published an editorial last week saying that lawmakers should allow the public to give feedback about proposed districts and explain how and why decisions about redistricting are made. (http://www.freep.com/article/20110331/OPINION01/103310412/Editorial-redistricting-process-show-your-work)

We need you to add your voice to the call for a transparent redistricting process. We’re asking you to contact your legislators and write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper this week. If you can only take one action, that will be helpful too. Then, as a last step, let us know who you’ve contacted.

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