Coalition Forms to Push “Fair Maps” Amendment to Combat Gerrymandering

From Springfield: Representatives of Change Illinois and the Illinois Redistricting Collaborative hold a press conference along with state senators and representatives to discuss their support of the Fair Maps amendment, which would combat gerrymandering.

Supporters argue that the current state of having political parties draw the legislative maps results in districts being drawn which make districts noncompetitive by putting so many voters of one party into a district, that the minority party in that district frequently fails to have a candidate on the ballot.