A press release from GOP State Rep. candidate Allen Skillicorn:
REMAP STRIKE-DOWN IS ANOTHER REASON TO VOTE SKILLICORN
EAST DUNDEE – There are 563,000 reasons to vote for Allen Skillicorn over his Democrat opponent for State Representative. Last night the Illinois Supreme Court ruled against Independent Maps, by a vote of 4 to 3.
Hundreds of volunteers from every corner of Illinois gathered 563,000 signatures from Illinois voters who wanted a constitutional amendment for independent maps on the ballot. Last summer, Allen Skillicorn was one of those volunteers who collected signatures for this crucial reform.
Four Illinois Supreme Court Justices, all Democrats blocked a referendum on redistricting reform from appearing on this November’s ballot. In the minority, Justice Robert Thomas compared the partisan ruling to enshrining tyranny.
“The Illinois constitution is meant to prevent tyranny, not to enshrine it,” wrote Justice Robert Thomas in dissent. “Today a muzzle has been placed on the people of this State, and their voices supplanted with judicial fiat. The whimper you hear is democracy stifled.”
Opposing the Remap Referendum was Mike Kasper, an attorney representing the Illinois Democratic Party, led by Speaker Mike Madigan.
First elected to the Illinois House in 1970, Mike Madigan has been part of the problem for over 45 years! Another notable opponent to Independent Maps is the AFL-CIO of Illinois, clearly visible at the AFL-CIO endorsement page of their website.
“I am extremely disappointed by this activist ruling. Illinois residents know the game has been rigged against taxpayers, parents, seniors, students, city dwellers, farmers, and everyone else not affiliated with Speaker Mike Madigan.”
Allen Skillicorn continued, “If elected to serve the residents of the 66th House District, I will sponsor constitutional amendments for independent legislative maps, term limits, and an amendment to eliminate the pension clause of the state constitution.
“The sooner we implement these reforms, the sooner Illinois can recover from the 30 years of mismanagement.”