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Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

February 9, 2018

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Yes, you: Lawmakers, put the remap amendment on the ballot

In each of the last three statewide elections, we've enthusiastically supported citizen-driven campaigns to amend the Illinois Constitution to facilitate fair, nonpartisan legislative maps.

We still do.

But it's time voters demanded an answer to an important question: Why does it fall to them to get an amendment on the ballot?

Why must the citizens of Illinois raise millions of dollars, spend months collecting signatures and hire lawyers to defend their amendment against legal challenges bankrolled by the politicians who currently control the maps?

Why don't...

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