In the Elgin House Reapportionment Committee hearing on April 28 , 2011, a member of the Schaumburg Area Democratic Organization called for the elimination of the 8th Congressional District.
Roger Bianco thinks this would result in “a more representative form of government.
You can read why below:
MR. BIANCO: My name is Roger Bianco. It’s R-o-g-e-r, B-i-a-n-c-o. I’m a resident of Elk Grove Village living in the Schaumburg Township.
As a matter of full disclosure, I am a member of the Schaumburg Area Democratic Organization. I’m the deputy committeeman and a member of the board of that organization…
As a suggestion and as our concern as an organization, our concern lies mainly with the congressional districts; that is, the 8th Congressional District. [Congressman Joe Walsh’s] And what we would like to see done is the following or at least propose this as a solution.
And this might catch a lot of people by surprise, but essentially, we would like to see the elimination of the 8th Congressional District and combine that with the 9th Congressional District.
We would like to see the top northeast portion of the current 8th Congressional District moved into the 10th Congressional District [Robert Dold’s].
We would like to see the taking of the top northwestern portion of the 8th Congressional District and combine that with the 16th Congressional District [Don Manzullo’s].
We would like to see taking the 8th Congressional– I’m sorry, the eastern portion of the 14th Congressional District [Randy Hultgren’s] and move that into the new 8th Congressional District, and move the northeastern and northwestern spurs —
There’s two areas that spur up on the 6th Congressional District [Peter Roskam’s] and have them moved into the 9th Congressional District [Jan Schakowsky’s].
This is all based on statistical and demographic information that we have researched and looked at.
All that basically means is that we feel that this will result in a more
representative form of government. It will allow all people of all demographic makeups.
It’s welcoming the southeast Asian, Indian and Hispanic/Latino communities into our districts.
We feel that this truly represents —
We come from a district that has had some very close racism. We think that this makeup will continue to make close racism.
And by close racism, we have had, in the last election, hundreds of people and differences in votes that significantly lead to one vote per person and we would like to see that continue. That represents an equal balance.
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Maybe someone can explain what “close racism” is.