Gerrymandering is a devious practice that undermines our democracy — especially in Michigan, where the effects have been made clear by research.
Here’s the good news: Michiganders can vote this fall to replace partisan redistricting with a non-partisan redistricting committee. The purpose: to draw fair lines that give each Michigander an equal voice (rather than diminishing the voices of some and amplifying the voices of others).
Jennifer Lawrence is even getting into the act, filming a PSA in favor of the ballot initiative (Proposal 2). Here’s the video:
She uses a common line: Gerrymandering allows politicians to pick their voters rather than allowing voters to pick their politicians.
And that’s exactly what we have here in Texas. The lines are so gerrymandered here in Texas that only a small handful of races are even competitive. That’s just one of the many reasons why we all need to stand up and vote for change — which is why I’m voting for Democrats this year and again in 2020.