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Comisión Independiente de Ciudadanos (ICRC) para la Iniciativa de Redistribución de Distritos Electorales

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Effort underway to involve underrepresented communities in redistricting

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is leading an effort alongside a coalition of partners to provide training and resources to help underrepresented communities give testimony and legislative maps to the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).

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Nonprofit coalition will work to get underrepresented communities involved in MI redistricting

The Michigan Nonprofit Association said it is working with a coalition to get underrepresented communities in Michigan involved in the redistricting process.

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State's new Redistricting Commission anticipates delay in receiving Census data

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced states wouldn’t receive the data they need to draw new legislative maps until the end of September.

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Nonprofit consortium launches campaign to give underrepresented communities voice in redistricting

A nonprofit coalition led by the Michigan Nonprofit Association on Wednesday launched a campaign to engage historically underrepresented communities in the state's redistricting process.

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Nonprofits less likely to draw from second round of federal PPP loans

The full effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy was still largely unknown when the first round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans was announced in late March 2020.

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Survey aims to collect racial demographics on leadership, staff of Detroit nonprofits

The Michigan Nonprofit Association has launched an effort to collect racial demographics on the leadership and staff of Detroit nonprofits.

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'Communities of interest' will play a major role in Michigan redistricting. You've probably never heard of them.

“MNA is working with nonprofits in Detroit and Grand Rapids to help them make sure their clients know how to get involved in redistricting and hope to expand into other regions. Their goal is to get as many communities to participate as possible.

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Co.act Detroit’s Earned Revenue Accelerator aims to give nonprofits a boost

"Nonprofits’ expertise and experience are valuable. “Nonprofits, by the nature of their existence, are problem solvers. They’re filling gaps in communities where programs are no longer existing,” and many of them have kept their doors open during the pandemic, Kuhn says.

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Gov. Whitmer appoints leader, diverse workgroups for commission on COVID-19 vaccine education

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced new appointees to a bipartisan commission created to educate Michigan residents on the COVID-19 vaccine.

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