In 2013 Common Cause Illinois was a founding member of the nonpartisan coalition that is working to place an initiative to create an independent redistricting commission on the 2014 general election ballot. We have learned several lessons from California Common Cause's successful campaign to end gerrymandering in that state. We are bringing those lessons to the Illinois coalition.

This is an important first step in making our state work better for the citizens and does much to shed light on the politicized process of drawing state legislative maps. Help us get the 300,000 signatures we need to put the measure on the ballot, and retake our voting system.

Help us see that the measure is passed on Election Day. Vote Yes! for Independent Maps.

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August 25, 2016
On the redistricting litigation front, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. We'll start with the bad news. Illinois Supreme Court Removes Independent Map Amendment from November Ballot A divided Illinois Supreme...

Gerrymander Gazette: Breaking News in Illinois and Maryland
August 25, 2016

Over the past week, two proposals have been filed in the Illinois General Assembly to reform how district maps are drawn in Illinois. Common Cause is a national leader on redistricting reform as was demonstrated by our work to pass meaningful...

Statement on Illinois Redistricting Proposals
April 21, 2016

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