The latest on how we’re working for more ethical, efficient government in Illinois.
Two key former ComEd executives did plenty to make sure Madigan kept his grip on power through map drawing.
July 24, 2020 – In light of federal prosecutors’ revelations about an elaborate and long-running bribery scheme involving utility giant Commonwealth Edison, CHANGE Illinois calls […]
An election that gives each of us the opportunity to feel safe casting our own ballots is the bedrock foundation of our democratic republic.
It’s time to fast-track Illinois from the Dark Ages to the 21st century.
Together, let’s send a message to the overwhelming majority of Illinoisans who support fair maps that we will make every effort to respond to their long-held desire for an independent redistricting process.
To suggest that having politicians draw maps privately better protects Latinos and other people of color is to defy the evidence.
Without action, the next decade of political districts could be determined by picking a name out of a hat
It appears our needed focus on this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic means systemic, constitutional redistricting reform will not happen. And that’s a frustrating shame.
One of the many things the coronavirus pandemic has underscored is that leadership truly does matter. It makes a huge difference. A life-and-death difference.
Somebody had to reach into a replica of Abe Lincoln’s stovepipe hat (this being Illinois) and pick the name of somebody — equal chances a Democrat or Republican — to be the tie-breaker. The lucky tie-breaker’s political party then had unilateral control to gerrymander the map in any way they saw fit. There was no compromise.
It’s lawmakers like these that make me appreciate the role that state government plays in our day-to-day lives. They are positive forces in their communities and doing what leaders do, stepping up and providing people with support and resources during a critical and frightening time.
Hundreds of Illinoisans joined CHANGE Illinois’ virtual Rally in Place for Fair Maps and now are acting to ask their lawmakers to see that the Fair Maps Amendment gets votes in the state House and Senate.