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Draw the Line West Michigan: Community Conversation on Redistricting

Draw the Line West Michigan

Draw the Line West Michigan

Date and Time:

Thursday, May 19, 2011
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location:

  • DeVos Center » 122E - Loosemore Auditorium

Description:

Join your West Michigan colleagues for a showing of the film “Gerrymandering,” dialogue with the film’s director and participate in an interactive discussion on the redistricting process.

The way political district lines are drawn, a process that takes place just once every 10 years, can keep our communities together or split them apart—changing whether we have representatives who feel responsible for our concerns.

For the first time, “Gerrymandering” exposes the most effective form of manipulating elections short of outright fraud. After the film, the writer/director Jeff Reichert will join us to answer your questions.

The evening will conclude with an opportunity for discussion that will expand your knowledge about the Michigan redistricting process and potential problems with how legislative district boundaries are chosen and will provide an opportunity for you to give input on potential approaches to reforming the current process.

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Cosponsored by Women's Center, Inclusion and Equity Division, Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBT Resource Center, The Center for Michigan, Common Cause Michigan, Michigan Citizens Education Fund and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids.

 


Contact:

The White House Project - 616.335.0630


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