March 9, 2018
Stamps Lecturer Melanie Manos (MFA 2008) presented “Gerry and the ReDistricters: Redistricting Disco” at a Voters Not Politicians fundraiser at Grafaktri, Ann Arbor. Manos performed as Gerry Mander with Stamps MFA student Robert J. Fitzgerald and undergraduate Cole Stabnick (2018) as the ReDistricters. The trio moved, sang and redistricted to Le Tigre’s “Nanny Nanny Boo Boo” - altered to “Gerry Gerry Man Der.” Voters Not Politicians is a nonpartisan, grassroots group working to fix Michigan’s broken redistricting process through a State constitutional amendment for an Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission. VNP has gathered over 400,000 signatures to gain entry to the 2018 Michigan ballot.
Image: Robert Fitzgerald, Melanie Manos, Cole Stabnick