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Michigan residents can participate in new "MICRC" meeting function


People across Michigan can participate in a new function of the state’s democracy this summer, but it’s part of the state’s newly established Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission.

Anyone can contribute to the legislative map-making process led by the commission. Outreach director Edward Woods III says residents can submit public comment and maps through the state’s website.

“Not just for their congressional, senate or house but also for their community of interest.”

Susan Smith is vice-president of the League of Women Voters in Michigan. She says groups like hers are helping people participate.

“Anyone who would like some assistance in either submitting their testimony or giving it at the public hearing, please reach out to your local League.”

The Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings twice a week through the beginning of July.