Anti-Gerrymandering Group Airing 1st TV Ad in Michigan
An anti-gerrymandering group is airing its first TV ad in a campaign to persuade voters to change how Michigan congressional and legislative districts are drawn.
Voters Not Politicians launched the one-minute ad Tuesday.
The spot says letting state lawmakers choose the lines once a decade "undermines our democracy." The ad — which targets Republicans, Democrats and independents — says former President Ronald Reagan once called gerrymandering a "national disgrace."
The proposed constitutional amendment has been certified for the November ballot, but the Michigan Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit filed by a group backed by business interests.
Voters Not Politicians says it is airing a commercial now to raise awareness early on about the citizen-initiated measure.