Voters Not Politicians: Citizens-Led Campaign Scores Victory in Anti-Gerrymandering Fight
In the latest episode of "In Full Color," I talk with Katie Fahey, the founder and executive director of Voters Not Politicians. Voters Not Politicians -- which started from a single Facebook post -- is a citizens-led, grassroots campaign to get a citizens' redistricting commission passed in Michigan.
With the support of 425.000 voters, the Voters Not Politicians measure qualified for the November ballot.
Partisan interest turned to the courts to try to kill the measure and protect the status quo, but were dealt a major legal defeat in the Michigan Supreme Court.
Katie and I discuss the Michigan Supreme Court's decision, the Voters Not Politicians ballot measure, and the misinformation campaign being conducted by the opposition. Katie also offers some advice for those who wish to start their own citizens-led campaign to challenge the two-party duopoly.
Let us know what you think of the ballot measure in the comment section. And if you have any feedback, we want to hear from you.
Thanks for listening! And as always... stay independent!
About the Author
Shawn M Griffiths
Shawn is the Election Reform Editor for IVN.us. He studied history and philosophy at the University of North Texas, and joined the IVN team in 2012. He has several years of experience covering the broad scope of political and election reform efforts across the country, and has an extensive knowledge of the movement at large. A native Texan, he now lives in San Diego, California.