August 3, 2016
Doors Open at 6:30
The Tau Center
26W171 Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL
(FOLLOW SIGNS TO ENTRANCE #5)
The purpose of the 2016 Illinois Independent Redistricting Amendment is to change the current system of redistricting by legislators who draw the maps of General Assembly districts after each census. The Independent Map Amendment would provide for a restructured, non-partisan, 11-member independent commission to draw the state’s legislative district maps utilizing public input.
Independent redistricting would be a game-changer for Illinois. Under the current system, incumbents draw the maps to protect themselves. A nonpartisan map would produce districts in which more than one candidate had a reasonable chance to win.
Tonight’s presenter is Chris Butler, a resident of Chicago’s 4th Ward and founder and CEO of Citizen Consulting Group (www.thecitizengroup.com). Chris works with organizations to engage local communities in important conversations that impact issues of education and political reform. The core value of Chris’ business and his life is “We believe that working together everyday people can change the world.” Prior to launching Citizen, Chris worked as the Advocacy and Outreach Director for New Schools for Chicago; founded the Chicago Peace Campaign to build peace networks in local communities; and, was the founding Executive Director of Parent Power Chicago. Chris earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Civic and Political Engagement from Northeastern Illinois University. He is married and has three children.
This is the final DuPage Coffeehouse presentation. Join us to honor Frank Goetz, founder of DuPage Coffeehouse.
The DuPage Coffeehouse provides a time and a place for people to
regularly and respectfully share their dreams and concerns about our
community and how we can improve it for generations to come.
Sponsored by the DuPage Coffeehouse Planners – an independent group of citizens.