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Presented By: Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)

Approved, and now voted on - what we’ve learned after the first election under Michigan’s new redistricting process

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Free and open to the public.

Please join us virtually from 7:00-8:30 PM on Wednesday, November 30.

Michigan's new approach to redistricting by an independent citizens commission has now come full circle, from signature gathering for the statewide ballot initiative in 2018, to strong statewide support in that fall's election, creation of the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, their work drawing new districts with extraordinary input from Michigan citizens, and now the new districts being used for the first time in the 2022 elections.

Join us for a final webinar in our redistricting series, to look back at this consequential change in state policy and to review how this new approach played out this fall, including its impacts on races and election outcomes, and how it compares to experiences in other states. We'll hear from an expert panel covering these and related issues, including their reactions to audience questions.

Matt Grossmann, Director, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University.

Moon Duchin, MGGG Redistricting Lab
Zach Gorchow, Executive Editor and Publisher at Gongwer News Service Michigan
Nancy Wang, Executive Director, Voters Not Politicians

This webinar is sponsored by the Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, Voters Not Politicians (VNP), and Michigan State University’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR), with support from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.

Co-sponsors: League of Women Voters of Michigan, University of Michigan Program in Practical Policy Engagement, Gongwer News Service of Michigan, and Detroit Public Television.

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November 30, 2022 (Wednesday) 7:00pm

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