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Column: Want to end gerrymandering? Hold Mayor Lightfoot, Gov. Pritzker to their pledges

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

July 1, 2019

Column: Four ways to make our elections more fair

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

January 9, 2019

Editorial: Time for Pritzker, Democrats to follow fair-map vow

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

December 28, 2018

Doubek selected to lead CHANGE Illinois, sustain push for anti-gerrymandering reforms

Cook County Record

December 20, 2018

Group threatens lawsuit over automatic voter concerns

Illinois News Network

December 19, 2018

Commentary: What will Pritzker do for fair maps?

Chicago Tribune

November 9, 2018

Fellow Democrats rap Jesse White for automatic voter registration holdup

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

September 24, 2018

Editorial: Still time to take back our elections; seize it

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus, Quad Cities, IL

September 3, 2018

Editorial: Ohio, Michigan set good example

Champaign News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, IL

August 5, 2018

Illinois’ new automatic voter registration process begins at DMVs across state

Illinois News Network

July 7, 2018

Letter: Supreme Court decision shows that the people are the ones who can end gerrymandering

State Journal Register, Springfield, IL

June 22, 2018

Editorial: Stop waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to end gerrymandering in Illinois

Chicago Tribune

June 18, 2018

Editorial: More legislative lip service, but no fair map amendment

Chicago Tribune

May 9, 2018

Editorial: Illinois legislators snub voters on fair maps again

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

May 6, 2018

Editorial: Everybody wants fair maps. Right?

Chicago Tribune

April 26, 2018

Op-ed: Pressure state lawmakers for change in political boundary maps

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

April 21, 2018

Our View: Let the people vote on fair maps

State Journal Register, Springfield, IL

April 21, 2018

Editorial: Want to kill gerrymandering in Illinois? Get on your state lawmakers now

Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL

April 21, 2018

Editorial: Illinois in free fall, one last hope

Journal Star, Peoria, IL

April 19, 2018

Today’s Redistricting Day

Capitol Fax, Springfield, IL

April 18, 2018

Editorial: Why Fair Maps Amendment needs to be the next big thing

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

April 13, 2018

Editorial: Why candidates must respond to map survey

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus, Quad Cities, IL

April 11, 2018

Editorial: Another swing at democracy in Illinois

Journal Star, Peoria, IL

April 6, 2018

Editorial: This time, we can hold lawmakers accountable on ‘fair maps’

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

March 29, 2018

After previous defeats, redistricting reformers start lobbying legislators

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

March 28, 2018

John Sirek Op-ed: Make Illinois elections matter again by ending gerrymandering

Chicago Tribune

March 15, 2018

Brad McMillan Op-ed: Get the Fair Maps Amendment on the ballot

Journal Star, Peoria, IL

March 9, 2018

PA Court ruling could open gerrymander reform in IL

Cook County Record

March 6, 2018

John Sirek Letter: Our Plan to End Gerrymandering in Illinois

State Journal Register, Springfield, IL

March 2, 2018

Editorial: Seize opportunity, rejoin independent map fight

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus

February 28, 2018

Op-ed: How to end gerrymandering in Illinois

Chicago Tribune

February 12, 2018

Answers vary in gerrymandering poll of governor candidates

Illinois News Network

January 31, 2018

Editorial: Lose two U.S. House seats, gain a fairer map?

Belleville News-Democrat, Belleville, IL

January 27, 2018

Rick Pearson’s Morning Spin Newsletter

Chicago Tribune

January 26, 2018

Column: War on Gerrymandering Raging Even Louder

Champaign News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, IL

January 24, 2018

Redistricting Survey Released

Capitol Fax, Springfield, IL

January 24, 2018

Brad McMillan Op-ed: Time for candidates to take a stand against gerrymandering

Journal Star, Peoria, IL

January 19, 2018

Candidates Asked About Gerrymandering

Alton Daily News, Alton, IL

January 16, 2018

Illinois group wants to know where the candidates stand on gerrymandering

Illinois News Network

January 16, 2018

Advocates Kick Off Next Redistricting Reform Effort

Lawndale News, Chicago, IL

January 11, 2018

John Sirek Letter: Demand that every candidate in Illinois kill gerrymandering

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

January 11, 2018

Editorial: Gerrymandering issue is back

The News-Gazette, Champaign-Urbana, IL

January 11, 2018

Editorial: Flip the script, restore power to people of Illinois

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus, Quad Cities, IL

January 11, 2018

Just Democracy Illinois praises end to ‘presidentially-sanctioned witch hunt’

Capitol Fax, Springfield, IL

January 4, 2018

Just Democracy coalition mention: Automatic Voter Registration law implementation moves forward

Our Urban Times, Chicago, IL

November 22, 2017

Board Vice-Chair Brad McMillan interview

News 25 The Week, Peoria, IL

November 10, 2017

Editorial: Rejoin the battle to take back Illinois elections

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus

November 10, 2017

Changing Map Drawing

Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette

October 8, 2017

Some Push for Illinois Gerrymandering Law Changes

Alton Daily News

October 5, 2017

Editorial: Don’t wait for justices; demand redistricting reform

Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus

October 5, 2017

Editorial: Supreme Court can bring sanity, fairness back to redistricting process

Rockford Register-Star

October 4, 2017

U.S. Supreme Court hears political map case that could impact Illinois

Illinois News Network

October 4, 2017

Quote on Supreme Court Case Gill v. Whitford

Illinois News Network Radio

October 3, 2017

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WBEZ Radio

October 3, 2017

Editorial: Push for a fairer redistricting process needs to be focus of 2018 election

State Journal-Register

September 16, 2017

Brad McMillan Column: The Need for Reform and More Engaged Citizens

Peoria Magazine

September 8, 2017

Illinois’ political map rigging takes back seat to Wisconsin, others

Crain’s Chicago Business

August 30, 2017

New Illinois Law Could Automatically Register 1 Million Voters

Mother Jones

August 28, 2017

Governor Bruce Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration Law

WBBM (CBS), Chicago, IL

August 28, 2017

Substantial turnover coming to Illinois’ General Assembly

Illinois News Network

August 22, 2017

Board Secretary Kathy Ryg Letter: Rauner should sign automatic voter bill

Daily Herald, Chicago, IL

August 21, 2017

Ra Joy Letter: Let’s take the next step on voting rights

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

August 5, 2017

You Thought Gerrymandering in Wisconsin Was Bad, Illinois Is Worse

Independent Voter Network

July 17, 2017

Brad McMillan Letter: Change the map drawing, change Illinois

Peoria Journal Star, Peoria, IL

June 20, 2017

Illinois gerrymandering doesn’t measure up to Wisconsin

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

June 19, 2017

Supreme Court’s ruling on Wisconsin mapmaking case would impact Illinois gerrymandering

Illinois News Network

June 19, 2017

Rev. Al Sharp op-ed: We know this young man’s father and we are heart-broken

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

June 16, 2017

New Automatic Voter Registration Bill Could Expand Voter Participation

WBBM (CBS), Chicago, IL

June 6, 2017

Brad McMillan interview: Partisan Gerrymandering Debate

WBMD TV, Peoria, IL

May 31, 2017

Brad McMillan Letter-to-the-Editor: Automatic Voter Registration Boosts Turnout

Sauk Valley Media, Sterling, IL

May 19, 2017

Ra Joy radio interview on WGN Radio’s “The Sunday Spin” with host Rick Pearson

WGN Radio, Chicago, IL

May 14, 2017

Letter: Automatic registration makes voting more fair

Daily Herald

April 17, 2017

Letter: Honor Lincoln, expand voting access

Quad-City Times

April 15, 2017

Letter: Automatic voter registration vital to democracy

Chicago Sun-Times

April 12, 2017

Both sides agree legislative mapping should change, details on how and when are murky

Illinois News Network

April 10, 2017

Presidential Inauguration; US DOJ Investigation of Chicago Police Dept

“In the Loop,” WYCC-TV

January 19, 2017

A new hope for redistricting reform

Northwest Herald

January 2, 2017

A new hope for redistricting reform

The Southern Illinoisan

January 2, 2017

Hope for redistricting reform

Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette

January 1, 2017

Why we can’t and won’t give up on redistricting reform in Illinois

Rockford Register-Star

December 30, 2016

A new hope for redistricting reform

Daily Herald

December 29, 2016

Case sparks new hope for redistricting reform

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus

December 28, 2016

Editorial: Here’s hoping Wisconsin case game-changer Illinois needs

The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus

December 28, 2016

A new hope for redistricting reform

Belleville News-Democrat

December 27, 2016

A new hope for redistricting reform

State Journal-Register

December 25, 2016

Ra Joy radio interview on WTAX in Springfield, Illinois with host Joey McLaughlin

WTAX, Springfield, IL

August 29, 2016

Ra Joy radio interview on WJBC in Bloomington, Illinois with host Scott Laughlin

WJBC, Bloomington, IL

August 10, 2016

Ra Joy radio interview on WLDS in Jacksonville, Illinois with host Ryne Turke. Program: What’s on Your Mind?

WLDS, Jacksonville, IL

August 8, 2016

Ra Joy radio interview on WGN Radio’s “The Sunday Spin” with host Rick Pearson

WGN Radio, Chicago IL

July 3, 2016

Illinois needs redistricting changes to get other reforms

State Journal-Register

July 1, 2016

Ra Joy speaks at Independent Maps Press Conference at the Daley Center following oral arguments

June 30, 2016

Ra Joy television interview on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” with Host Bill Moller

CLTV, Chicago, IL

June 23, 2016

It’s Time for Voters to Take Center Stage in Illinois

Huffington Post

June 9, 2016