SBAC Founder & President, Elliot Richardson, joined representatives from ChangeIL and the Better Government Association, to make the case for redistricting reform to the Daily Herald editorial board.
Gerrymandering is the process by which partisan politicians draw legislative districts to benefit their own party and political futures. It undermines the principles of free and fair elections by carving, slicing and dicing map boundaries — essentially letting politicians pick their voters. This has resulted in far too few elections being competitive or even contested in Illinois.
Entrepreneurs are reluctant to expand when they are not confident in their government or ability to weigh in on policies that impact their businesses. This is why small business owners of all political stripes are taking up the fight to end gerrymandering in Illinois.