"It is unimaginable in this day and age that some voters are seen as second class citizens because a few individuals have had the muscle to shut them out," said Treasurer Rutherford. "That is why I fully endorse Yes for Independent Maps."
The Yes for Independent Maps coalition is working together to get on the November 2014 ballot a proposed constitutional amendment that would use a non-partisan, objective computerized process to draw political maps in Illinois. The amendment's sponsors say they want to "bring independence to a broken, unfair, and secret process that gives politicians too much control."
"We are honored to have such a highly respected statewide leader like Treasurer Dan Rutherford join our bipartisan effort to bring fair and independent maps to Illinois," said Yes for Independent Maps campaign manager Michael Kolenc.