Mid-October Newsletter

Please Come Join Us for this FUN Event!
We are gearing up for the 2022 election cycle when we will need to work hard to re-elect our Michigan Sheros!
Come show your support!
Not to be overly dramatic, but our Democracy is at stake!

The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) will be traveling the State conducting public hearings on their proposed redistricting maps.  MICRC has proposed statewide drafts for the state House, state Senate, and Congress.  By the Commission’s own measures, all of their proposals lean to the right by as much as 6%.  There are 10 proposed maps that can be viewed here:   Please consider either attending an upcoming hearing and speak up for fair maps and the need for partisan fairness.  The closest public hearing to the Leelanau Penninsula is on October 25th at Treetops Resort, in Gaylord.  There will be 2 sessions where you can sign up to make public comments: 12:30 – 3:30 or 4:30 to 8:00.  The links to sign up to attend and make public comments or to send in a written testimony can be found here:

There is no single map that we are rallying around.  Because none of the choices are good enough in terms of VRA compliance or partisan fairness.

This does get complicated and can seem overwhelming.  If you would just like to make a simple comment in written testimony about partisan fairness and creating maps that don’t benefit one party over the other that is fine.  

If you would like some more specific talking points for public comment or written testimony, please reach out to Emily Boyer, from the MDP at: 
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The GOP’S “Secure MI Vote” petition is now on the streets! DECLINE TO SIGN this deceptive, voter rights restricting, effort to make it harder to vote, and please report sightings of petition gatherers to the Protect MI Vote hotline at 517-481-2165 (call or text).  For information about what’s in the deceptive petition (including a downloadable one-pager, sharable media graphics, a link to what the petition looks like, and more, please see the MDP’s DECLINE TO SIGN toolkit at: following graphics and more are available for you to use at: with your social media accounts.  Spread the word DECLINE TO SIGN.LCDP
P.O. Box 215
Empire, MI  49630
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