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Explaining Prop 2

Posted: 6:01 PM, Nov 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-06 18:01:09-05
Explaining Prop 2

Explaining Proposal One is easy... Should recreational marijuana be legal -- yes or no?

Proposal Two is more complex, and if passed, will have a huge impact on how we choose our lawmakers in Michigan.

For many people, gerrymandering can be a confusing topic.

It boils down to one party drawing legislative districts that make it easier for its members to win elections.

Katie Fahey, Founder and Executive Director for Voters Not Politicians said, "Right now, those lines are drawn behind closed doors by the actual politicians in office, special interests and lobbyists."

Fahey said she "accidentally" started the grassroots campaign after a Facebook post she made on Thanksgiving in 2016.

"I made a Facebook post that said, 'Hey, i want to take on gerrymandering,' and that got shared a bunch."

The group collected more than 425,000 signatures, which got the proposal on the ballot.

It would create a commission of 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats, and 5 Independents to draw districts for Congress, the state house and the state senate after the census every ten years.