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Tom Ivacko: Michigan - Political Redistricting

September 20, 2021 0:02:39
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Tom Ivacko, executive director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, says Michigan is in the national spotlight as it rolls out an innovative approach to political redistricting by a citizens' commission instead of by the legislature. "The new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is a grand experiment in good government, transparency and citizen engagement, and its impacts will last a decade or more with new districts in place from 2022 through 2032," he says. Ivacko explains in this video why he hopes civility will be one of the outcomes of this historic commission. Learn more: