Hugh and Anne Discuss Redistricting & ChangeTheDistricts.org

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Anne Hathaway explains to Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman why redistricting reform in Illinois is important and necessary. Visit http://www.changethedistricts.org or follow us on Twitter @ChangeIL to learn more about our redistricting effort.

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Hugh and Anne Discuss Redistricting & ChangeTheDistricts.org

  1. Well, I’m tryingto look fabulous,but sure.What exactly isredistrictinganyway?Hey Hugh, do youhave a secondTo talk aboutredistricting?
  2. Well, every 10 yearsthe lines of legislativedistricts are redrawnto account forchanges in population.That’s redistricting.
  3. Sounds pretty boring.Why should I carehow the lines ofdistricts are drawn?
  4. Because Hugh, rightnow politicians whohave the most to gainfrom how the districtsare drawn, are theones in charge ofmaking the map. Theydraw the lines tobenefit themselves.Maps end up lookingsomething like this (orworse).
  5. But….that’scrazy!
  6. Tell me about it!In 2012, 97% ofincumbents wontheir election.Two-thirds of themdidn’t even face achallenger.
  7. How are wesupposed to holdour politiciansaccountable ifwe can’t evenvote them out ofoffice??
  8. Well there’s goodnews! CHANGE Illinoishas a plan to makeredistrictingindependent,transparent, andnonpartisan. Now, wecan change thesystem to makeIllinois governmentmore fair andeffective—permanently.
  9. Sounds great!Where do Istart??
  10. Visit changethedistricts.orgto check out the plan andsign up to volunteer.Signature gathering startsthis June!
  11. Thanks Anne,I’ll do justthat!
  12. Remember,change can begood. Especiallywhen it comesto redistricting.

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