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Conversation! with Chuck Newman, Yalcin Yanikoglu, and Bob Chunn

Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor Presents

Conversations! with Chuck Newman featuring Yalcin Yanıkoğlu and Bob Chunn


Yalcin Yanıkoğlu and Bob Chunn have been intimately involved in helping create and evaluate proposed maps with their proprietary software. Chuck will ask them to evaluate the Independent Redistricting Commissions maps so citizens can knowledgeably comment on them while there is still time.

For comments and questions contact Charles Newman at Chuck@Lba80.com.

How to Join

Click here to join this CONVERSATION! If you would like to be inluded in future programs contact Charles Newman at Chuck@Lba80.com or Noemi Herzig, director of Jewish Cultural Arts and Education at noemiherzig@jccannarbor.org.

Promote The Vote Maps Deserve Our Support!

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Promote the Vote Congressional Map Please comment on them by clicking here. To learn more about Promote the Vote. Please scroll down to see their maps and their partners.
Remember to comment on the Commission’s latest maps.
“See the NextVoteTM analysis of each map being considered. This is it! Will you let it happen?”*
  • Click on Link to Comment to comment on these maps.
  • Click on Add Comment, then click on the map.
  • Click on Like or Dislike and complete the form.
  • Verify your email.
  • Comments can be simple or complicated. For example, “this map is much fairer than our existing maps,” “this map is unfair and packed,” “I support this map because _____, please look at this one,” or whatever you want to say.
The Redistricting Commission created these maps. According to NextVote, “When there is a Democratic majority, all maps should favor Democratic Voters. That’s how democracy works. NextVoteTM uses election results to let users know how any map would have faired in 2016 and 2020. In 2020, Democratic voters had 53% of votes and should win the majority of seats on any map.”*  *Nextvote Newsletter October 18, 2021.
Facing backlash, Michigan redistricting commissioners may adjust maps
Problems with the first draft of maps are causing upset. So keep your comments coming. “Pressure is mounting but time is short for the Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission to change draft legislative maps that have been widely panned since their completion last week. The 13-member panel is facing criticism that its maps don’t follow the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which intends to set aside majority-minority districts to allow people of color to elect candidates of their choice.” Read more
Your questions about Michigan’s redistricting process answered
“By November 5, commissioners are expected to kick out a final draft of state House, state Senate and Congressional maps, after which there will be a 45-day public comment period. The commission’s official district maps for the next decade are expected to come up for a vote December 30.” Watch video

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