Redistricting in Michigan - UofM Policy Talk
University of Michigan Policy Talk @ The Ford School - Redistricting in Michigan and the role of communities of interest
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Free and open to the public.
In 2018 Michigan voters approved a Constitutional amendment to change how redistricting is done in the state, removing the process from the purview of the state legislature and placing it in the hands of the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC). The amendment also prescribes priorities the MICRC must address when drawing new district maps, placing the concept of "communities of interest" (COIs) near the top of the list.
While COIs have been a part of redistricting in other states, this is a new concept in Michigan, and is not yet widely understood. This webinar will help educate stakeholders about COIs: what they are, the role they will play in Michigan's new redistricting process, and how they can strategize and engage effectively in that process.