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    CHANGE Illinois policy director Ryan Tolley on Thursday encouraged House lawmakers to give the public at least two weeks to consider any new congressional map proposals before the General Assembly votes on new political boundaries.  

    The Illinois House kicked off the state’s congressional redistricting process Thursday, holding a short hearing that featured a brief overview of the state’s population shifts that will play a central role in creating new political boundaries as a single witness once again encouraged lawmakers to listen to the desires of community members.  

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    • Robert Kastigar
      commented 2021-10-08 06:27:13 -0500
      Didn’t Pritzger campaign on the promise to end legislative control of redistricting?

      What happened to Pritzger’s campaign promise?

      Pritzger campaigned on the promise to veto any legislation that continued to have the candidates select the voter, rather than the voters selecting the candidates. This was an empty promise that he backed out of. Why didn’t he veto the legislation as he promised?

      If Pritzger doesn’t hold up to his promise and didn’t veto legislation that continues the process of the legislators drawing the maps for their own election I will not vote for him again, and I will actively support the campaign of anyone who runs against him, from either political party. Enough is enough. Politicians need to hold up to their campaign promises.

      Keep this in mind for the next election.
    • Joel Ebert
      published this page in Springfield News 2021-10-07 22:48:46 -0500