Michigan’s first-ever Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) is hosting a series of public hearings across the state in May and June to solicit input from the public about their communities, representation and electoral district lines (see below for a full list of public hearings).
The American Legion can engage in this historic process in two key ways:
· Encourage your members and community to attend a Commission hearing. I’ve included all dates and locations at the end of this email.
· Use the Commission’s Public Comment Portal to submit a suggested map or community of interest, provide written testimony, or comment on other map submissions.
This is an extraordinary moment for all Michiganders to get involved and ensure fair representation. It is critical that The American Legion members and community, and all Michiganders, participate in this transparent, citizen-led process.
Please let me know if this might be of interest and I’m happy to provide additional resources, including newsletter language, a draft email invitation for your members and community or images to share on your social media. Additionally, if you would like to request a speaker from our office or the Commission at an upcoming event to share about this historic opportunity, please don’t hesitate to ask.
MICRC Hearing Schedule
The current Commission hearing schedule is listed below. Hearings will be hosted in-person and will also allow for virtual attendance and participation in public comment. The Commission is encouraging every Michigander to engage in the redistricting process by attending and providing input – to have their voice, and the voice of their community, heard by the Commission.
Public Hearing Schedule
Tuesday, May 18, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.The Northern Center at Northern Michigan University1401 Presque Isle Ave, Marquette, MI 49855
Thursday, May 20, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.Treetop Resorts3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735
Tuesday, May 25, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.Great Hall Banquet & Convention Center5121 Bay City Rd, Midland, MI 48642
Thursday, May 27, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.Lansing Center333 E. Michigan Ave.Lansing, MI 48933
Tuesday, June 1, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. Dort Financial Center3501 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503
Thursday, June 3, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.Ford Community and Performing Arts Center15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
Tuesday, June 8, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.Suburban Collection Showplace46100 Grand River Ave., Novi, MI 48374
Thursday, June 10, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. Centerpoint Marriott3555 Centerpoint Pkwy, Pontiac, MI 48341
Tuesday, June 15, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m.The Village Dome at Fellowship Chapel7707 W. Outer Dr., Detroit, MI 48235
Thursday, June 17, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. TCF Center1 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Tuesday, June 22, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. Blue Water Convention Center800 Harker St., Port Huron, MI 48060
Thursday, June 24, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. MRCC Banquet Center23401 Mound Rd, Warren, MI 48901
Tuesday, June 29, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. VanDyke Mortgage Convention Center939 Third Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
Thursday, July 1, 2021Start Time: 6:00 p.m. DeVos Place303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503