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Michigan Redistricting Roundtable: Evaluating the State’s New Maps, Process

The University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy’s latest roundtable discussion seeks to explore the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission’s new congressional and legislative maps and examine the state’s new process for drafting voting districts. Hosted in conjunction with the University of Michigan Ford School’s Center for Local, State and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the webinar discusses how Michigan’s new citizen-led model compares to other states’ process across the nation, and roundtable guests posit whether Michigan’s new model could inspire reform in those states too.

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1/13/22: One Detroit – 2022 Politics, Redistricting Update, COVID Long-Haulers, Thank You Christy

Managing Editor Christy McDonald moderates a discussion between contributors Stephen Henderson and Nolan Finley about the trajectory of Michigan’s politics in 2022. One Detroit’s Will Glover gets an update on the Michigan Redistricting Commission’s new maps. Producer Bill Kubota looks at the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 on patients still ailing from the virus months after contracting it, and the medical research being done. Plus, a celebration of Christy’s work at DPTV for the past 10 years.

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BridgeDetroit | Michigan Black Lawmakers to Sue Redistricting Commission Over New Maps

A contingent of 15 Detroit Black lawmakers and leaders announced Monday they will sue the Michigan redistricting commission over recently approved state legislative and congressional maps. In a media event in Detroit, the lawmakers — including six incumbents and two former state representatives — argued the maps dilute the power of Black residents in the city of Detroit and violate the Voting Rights Act, the 1965 law designed to allow minorities to elect candidates of their choosing.

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