Currently, Illinois Lawmakers are allowed to draw their own district maps. Lawmakers use this power to draw gerrymandered boundaries. House Resolution 995 would remove the map-making authority from legislators and give it to a fair and independent commission.
According to a poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, 72 percent of Illinois residents, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, support the creating of an independent commission to draw legislative district maps.
Yes, I support independently drawn political maps to ensure voters pick their elected officials and not the other way around. Sign the petition by clicking the following link: http://www.ilhousegop.org/redistricting