|Lansing – For decades, redistricting in Michigan has been controlled by politicians and shrouded in secrecy and darkness. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s work brought the mapping process into the public light for the first time.|
Michiganders were able to give input and observe as the MICRC created the state’s first citizen-drawn maps. The Michigan Democratic Party recognizes and thanks all Michiganders who participated in the redistricting process by attending a Commission meeting, sharing information about their community in public comment, and weighing in on proposed maps.
MDP Chair Lavora Barnes said in a statement, “Under these new congressional and state legislative districts, the Michigan Democratic Party renews its commitment to fighting for equality, fair representation, and justice while celebrating Michigan’s diverse population.”