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#433 Why we need to end gerrymandering, together


Madeleine Doubek (she/her/hers), Executive Director, CHANGE Illinois

Why should you care about ending gerrymandering? Gerrymandering is a form of voter suppression.

Both major political parties do it. They draw political districts to protect incumbents, advantage their own party and disadvantage the other. After the census, all districts are redrawn to reflect population changes. When those districts are gerrymandered, or rigged, some in our communities lose their representation and right to effectively petition their governments.

That redrawing of congressional and state districts and wards is supposed to happen this year. CHANGE Illinois, in collaboration with many community groups is working to end gerrymandering and advocate for a fairer process. Come learn about the census, gerrymandering, fair mapping and transparency. Learn how you can help organize and fight for a better way that ensures equity for all, especially Black and Brown communities.

ASL This event will not have an American Sign Language interpreter.