The SBAC joined with Change Illinois and nine other organizations to form the Illinois Redistricting Collaborative – a coalition committed to raising the profile of the redistricting issue in 2018. On January 9th, the Collaborative sent an 18-question gerrymandering survey to all the candidates running to be governor of Illinois.
The survey asks candidates whether they support ending the practice of gerrymandering, an established political practice in Illinois designed to protect incumbents from competitive elections. Each gubernatorial candidate’s response to the survey will be shared with the press and the public and posted online here. To learn more about the SBAC’s efforts on redistricting reform, please see a copy of the press release below.
2018_Change Redistricting Press Release