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Voting in America -- 12/5/19 Daypass -- Dragon-Slaying Takes Time: The Complex Process of Ending Gerrymandering After the Passage of Proposition 2
Speaker: Kevin Deegan-Krause, Associate Professor of Political Science, Wayne State University Kevin Deegan-Krause is Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. His research focuses on political parties, and he is currently completing a book on new political parties in Europe. His communityengagement focuses on local governance, and he has served on Ferndale’s library and school boards. His professional and civic interests intersect in his active volunteering for Voters Not Politicians which in 2018 ensured the passage of Proposition 2 againstGerrymandering. Deegan-Krause Continued: Speaker’s Synopsis: In 2018 Michigan made history with its 61% vote for an Independent Redistricting Commission to end the Gerrymandering that caused legislative district boundaries to serve partisan interests. But much remains to be done. We will review the problem of Gerrymandering and the amendment in Proposition 2 designed to stop it. We will also discuss the implementation of the provisions in Proposition 2, including the impact of recent lawsuits challengingthem, how the new citizen redistricting commission will operate and why every OLLI member should apply to be in the pool of citizens from which its membership will be drawn.
Event Type : Thursday Morning Lecture Series      
Date(s) : 12/05/2019
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 10:00-11:30am
Location : Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Towsley Auditorim
Address : 4800 E. Huron River Drive,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : COMPLETED