Independent Maps for Illinois
For too long, politicians in Springfield and local municipalities have gone behind closed doors and carved out districts which virtually guarantee their re-election. In essence, we have a system where politicians choose their voters. This is upside down.
It is quite clear that our system was intended to be one where voters choose their elected officials.
Arguments in favor of this change hold that, an independent map system would result in legislative districts which are drawn not with the intent of protecting incumbents, cause sitting elected officials to be more responsive to their constituencies and creates the condition where voters feel more empowered and engaged.
The time is now for independent maps.