Voters Not Politicians Endorsements


Organizations across the state of Michigan - from statewide nonprofits to local community groups - support Proposal 2 because it creates a fair, impartial, and transparent redistricting process that puts power back in the hands of voters -  not politicians or special interests. Click here to learn more about Proposal 2 and why you should vote YES on 2 this November 6th. 


Add your name to our list of endorsements here.


Advocacy Organizations:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan

American Promise

Arab American Institute

Clean Water Action

Common Cause

Democracy Initiative

Ecology Center


Fems for Change

Independent Voting

Institute for Global Education

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice

Kalamazoo County Advocates for Senior Issues

Kent County Advocates fo Senior Issues

Latino Leaders for the Enhancement of Advocacy and Development

League of Conservation Voters of Michigan

League of Women Voters of Michigan

Metropolitan Affairs Coalition

Michigan Association for Justice, formerly the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association

Michigan Association of School Boards

Michigan Election Reform Alliance

Michigan Independent Voters

Michigan Municipal League

Michigan Retired Judges Association

Michigan State Conference NAACP

NAACP, Battle Creek Chapter

NAACP, Detroit Chapter

NAACP, Grand Rapids Chapter

NAACP, Grosse Pointe - Harper Woods Chapter

NAACP, Lansing Chapter

NAACP, Michigan Chapter

NAACP, Saginaw County Chapter

Michiganders for Fair and Transparent Elections

Mid-Michigan Environmental Action Council

National Alliance on Mental Illness Washtenaw

National Association of Parliamentarians, Wayne County Black Caucus

National Association of Social Workers, Michigan Chapter

National Council of Jewish Women-Metro Detroit Section

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America

National Organization for Women (NOW), Oakland / Macomb Chapter

Open Primaries

OutFront Kalamazoo

Peace Education Center

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan

Progressive Women’s Alliance of West Michigan PAC

Protectors of Equality in Government

Renaissance Unity

Reclaim Our American Democracy (ROAD)

Serve America Movement (SAM)

Sierra Club

Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice

Veterans for Peace, Chapter 93

Water You Fighting For

Yemen American Political Action Committee



Labor Organizations:

American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), Michigan

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 25

American Federation of Teachers - Michigan

A. Philip Randolph Institute

A. Phillip Randolph Institution, Grand Rapids Chapter

Kalamazoo County Community College Federation of Teachers

Lakeshore Community Labor Council (AFL-CIO)

Metro Detroit A. Philip Randolf Institute

Michigan Building & Construction Trades Council

Michigan Education Association

Michigan Education Association, Southfield Coord. Council

Michigan Laborers’ District Council

Michigan Nurses Association

Michigan Pipes Trades Association

Michigan Professional Firefighters Union

Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights

Michigan State Utilities Worker Council

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, Marquette Chapter 1900

Plumbers Pipefitters, Local 671

Professor Instructors' Association, AFT Local 1903

State Employees Retirees Association

Teamsters Locals 243, 337, 332

United Auto Workers

United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 951

United Steelworkers

Upper Peninsula Regional Labor Federation


Community Organizations:

Allen Neighborhood Center

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Ann Arbor Charter Township

Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber

Association for University Women - Michigan

Community Promise Federal Credit Union

Confections with Convictions

Creston Council of Neighbors

East Hills Council of Neighbors

Easttown Neighborhood Association

Everybody Reads LLC

Garfield Park Neighborhoods Association

Grandmont Rosedale Community Association

Greater Pontiac Community Coalition

Green Gardens Community Farm

Heritage Hill Association

Huntington Woods Peace, Citizenship and Education Project

National Association for Campus Activities

NorthWest Initiative

People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo

Refugee Development Center

Rise Kalamazoo

Roosevelt Park Neighborhood Association

South Lansing Community Development Association

Swords Into Plowshares Peace Center & Gallery

Triple Goddess Bookstore

We the People, Keweenaw


Faith Organizations:

ACTION of Greater Lansing

American Jewish Committee

Arab American PAC

Central Methodist Peace & Justice Committee

Central United Methodist Church, Detroit

Committee on Peace and Justice, Central United Methodist Church, Detroit

Episcopal Diocese of Michigan

The Ezekiel Project

Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice (ICPJ)

ISAAC of Kalamazoo (Gamaliel Organization)

Jewish Community Relations Council

Lord of Light Lutheran Church

The Michigan Council of Bishops, Church of God in Christ

Red Cedar Friends Meeting (Religious Society of Friends-Lansing)

The Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor

Unitarian Universalist Church Of Greater Lansing

Unitarian Universalist Community Church (UCC) of Southwest Michigan

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Midland

United Church of Christ, Michigan Conference

Universalists Unitarian Congregation, Marquette


Statewide Nonprofit Associations

Council of Michigan Foundations

Michigan League for Public Policy

Michigan Nonprofit Association

Michigan Parent Teacher Association


Media Editorials

Detroit Free Press ( 9/23/18 ): Michigan elections are rigged. Proposal 2 offers a path to fairness

Crain's Detroit Business ( 10/14/2018 ): Editorial: On gerrymandering and marijuana

Pride Source from Between the Lines ( 10/10/2018 ): BTL Supports Yes Votes on All Three Initiatives

Times Herald ( 10/9/18 ): Proposal 2 is important for democracy

Midland Daily News ( 10/9/18 ): Vote yes to end gerrymandering

Lansing State Journal ( 10/8/18 ): Editorial: How we vote matters, so support Proposals 2 and 3

Downtown Newsmagazine ( 9/25/18 ): Our endorsements for November election

Metro Times ( 8/8/18 ): It’s time to fix what happened in 2016

Record Eagle ( 6/22/18 ): Editorial: Voters deserve control over state redistricting process

The Michigan Daily ( 10/31/18 ): From The Daily: Vote yes on Proposal 2 and 3

The State News ( 11/1/18 ): Editorial: Vote yes on all three proposals

Native News Online ( 11/1/18 ): Vote Yes on Michigan Proposal 2 to Give More Power to the People

Arab American News ( 11/2/18 ): Go to the polls on Nov. 6 and cast your vote


Community Leaders

Bishop P.A. Brooks, New St. Paul Tabernacle, Church of God in Christ

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Melissa Mays, Water You Fighting For

Bryan Newland, Chairman of the Bay Mills Indian Community

Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Greater Emmanuel Institutional, Church of God in Christ

Bishop John H. Sheard, Greater Mitchell, Church of God in Christ


Elected Officials & Government Bodies:

Albion City Commission

David Allen, Grand Rapids City Commissioner

Ann Arbor Charter Township

Pat Babcock, Director of the Office of Services to the Aging, Department of Labor, and Department of Mental Health under Gov. William G. Milliken

Battle Creek City Commission

Steve Bieda, State Senator (D)

Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor of Grand Rapids

Bill Bobier, Former State Representative (R)

Deb Cherry, Genesee County Treasurer

John Cherry Jr., Candidate for State Representative (D)

David Coulter, Mayor of Ferndale

Martin Counsineau, Genesee County Commissioner

Nancy Crandall, Former State Representative (R)

East Lansing City Council

East Lansing School Board

Pan Godchaux, Former State Representative (R)

Erin Graham, East Lansing School Board Trustee

Jon Hoadley, State Representative (D)

Martin Howrylak, State Representative (R)

Humboldt Township Board

Jon Jellema, Former State Representative (R)

Rick Johnson, former Republican House Speaker

Kalamazoo City Commission

Kalamazoo School Board

Ruth Kelly, Grand Rapids City Commissioner

Lawrence Kestenbaum, Washtenaw County Clerk

Dan Kildee, U.S. Congressman (D)

Mickey Knight, Former State Representative (R)

Lansing City Council

Brenda Lawrence, U.S. Congresswoman (D)

Carl Levin, Former Senator (D)

David Leyton, Genesee County Prosecutor 

Marquette County Board of Commissioners

Marquette County Township Association

Joe Massey, Grand Blanc Twp. Trustee

Michigan Whig Party

William Milliken, Jr., former State Representative (R)

Meridian Township Board of Supervisors

Jeremy Moss, State Representative (D)

Sheldon Neeley, State Representative (D)

Phil Phelps, State Representative (D)

Sheriff Robert J. Pickell, Genesee County Sheriff

Powell Township Board

Andy Schor, Mayor of Lansing

Dr. Joe Schwarz, Former U.S. Congressman (R)  

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Former Governor of California (R)

Sally Shaheen Joseph, Mott Community College Board

Amy Shamroe, City Commissioner, City of Traverse City

Peter Spadafore, Lansing City Council Member

Tim Sneller, State Representative (D)

Karen Weaver, Mayor of Flint

Woodrow Stanley, former Flint Mayor and State Representative (D)

Aaron Stephens, East Lansing City Council Member