News Mention

Benson and Michigan Election Coalition Release Report on 2012 Primary Election

On August 22, 2012, in News Mention, by Jocelyn
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On August 22, 2012, Jocelyn and the nonpartisan Michigan Election Coalition released a report calling for reforms following numerous incidents that occurred during the August 7 primary election. Nonpartisan hotlines were set up for concerned voters to call in with problems at the polls, and 145 calls were received to those hotlines, including the hotline […]

Detroit News: Serpentine, oddly shaped district proposals will be decided in court

On July 7, 2011, in News Mention, by Jocelyn Benson
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Jocelyn writes in a feature in The Detroit News, about Michigan's unfair redistricting process: "...districts drawn to maximize partisan advantage will likely divide local communities into many districts. And when communities are spread across multiple districts, it becomes nearly impossible for neighbors to have clout in any of them... the only way to give voters a meaningful […]

Grosse Pointe Today: New Districts Might Dilute Grosse Pointe Power in Lansing

On June 30, 2011, in News Mention, by Jocelyn Benson
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Grosse Pointe Today's Nancy Nall Derringer writes about the Legislature's redistricting plan and how it divides the Grosse Pointe Communities, including commentary from Jocelyn on the process and its likelihood of landing in the courts.