Citizen Reformers

Citizen Reformers

Ep. 001: Grassroots campaign to end gerrymandering in Michigan

January 20, 2020

Katie Fahey established Voters Not Politicians to advocate for a ballot initiative that would amend Michigan’s Constitution

Following the 2016 election, Katie Fahey’s Facebook post started a 5,000+ volunteer grassroots movement, collecting over 425,000 signatures to support an amendment to Michigan’s constitution to establish an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to end gerrymandering. The amendment passed with 61% of the vote on November 6, 2018.

Read about Katie’s inspiring story in The American Leader here.
Read about how gerrymandering fits into the broader context of Voting Rights  and Voter Suppression in America in The American Leader here.
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