Arnold Schwarzenegger coming to East Lansing as part of ‘Terminate Gerrymandering’ campaign

EAST LANSING – Bodybuilder-turned-action-star-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger will be in East Lansing this weekend to advocate for changing how election districts in Michigan are drawn.

Schwarzenegger is scheduled to appear at the Ann Street Plaza from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday as part of the Terminate Gerrymandering campaign in favor of Proposal 2,

The former Republican governor of California’s visit precedes Michigan State University’s football game against the University of Michigan. Kickoff for that game is noon.

Nearly 150 people have already signed up to attend on the event’s Facebook page. The event is being put on by the group Voters Not Politicians. 

If approved, Proposal 2 would give a citizen commission exclusive authority to draw district boundaries for the Michigan Senate, House of Representatives and U.S. Congress. Partisan officeholders, candidates, their employees, certain relatives and lobbyists would be prohibited from serving on the citizen commission. 

Schwarzenegger is taking a break from filming a new “Terminator” movie in Budapest to visit Michigan, after which he’s heading to Colorado in support of a similar effort to curb gerrymandering. A breakfast fundraiser is scheduled earlier Saturday morning at the nearby Marriott at University Place, with tickets starting at $100. More information can be found on Voters Not Politician’s website. 

Contact RJ Wolcott at (517) 377-1026 or rwolcott@lsj.com. Follow him on Twitter @wolcottr.

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