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Michigan Municipal League

Press Release


Matt Bach
Director of Communications
Michigan Municipal League
(734) 669-6317; C: (810) 874-1073;

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 26, 2018

Michigan Municipal League Board Endorses Proposal 2

Action adds League to large, nonpartisan coalition backing Voters Not Politicians measure


LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees has voted to support the Proposal 2 Voters Not Politicians ballot initiative.

The 18-member board’s endorsement came Thursday, Sept. 20, as the League and the Michigan Association of Planning wrapped up their joint annual convention in Grand Rapids. Proposal 2 will amend the Michigan Constitution to establish an independent redistricting commission and eliminate the current process of having the Legislature draw district boundaries, which often favors the party in control rather than candidates’ stances on the issues.

Proponents of Proposal 2, including the League, believe that it will put voters—not politicians—in charge of drawing balanced election maps that do not give one party or candidate an unfair advantage.

“The proposal would likely lead elected officials to be more accountable to all voters within their districts, giving a larger voice to those concerned with the condition of their roads, drinking water, police and fire protection, recreational opportunities and community services for seniors, veterans and children,” said Melanie Piana, president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees.  

For information, contact Matt Bach, Michigan Municipal League communications director, at and (734) 669-6317.

About the League: Michigan Municipal League is dedicated to making Michigan’s communities better by thoughtfully innovating programs, energetically connecting ideas and people, actively serving members with resources and services, and passionately inspiring positive change for Michigan’s greatest centers of potential: its communities. The League advocates on behalf of its member communities in Lansing, Washington, D.C., and the courts; provides educational opportunities for elected and appointed municipal officials; and assists municipal leaders in administering services to their communities through League programs and services. Learn more at





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