The video discusses how the previous practice allowed legislators to select their voters, how it undermined the democratic process of popular vote, and what could be done.
The League of Women Voters, in collaboration with many other groups, conducted years of educational presentations to the public prior to the 2018 vote to end Gerrymandering. We are pleased the public understood enough about the process to vote for a solution in Prop 2 and look forward to a more voter-centric outcome in the 2021 process.
Additionally, the LWV of Michigan was a primary litigant in the lawsuit against Michigan's Secretary of State office for what a federal panel agreed (in 2019) was unlawful Gerrymandering of Michigan's political districts. Unfair manipulation led to the diminishment of the people's representative voice in governance.