Letters to the Editor

Fed up

In her recent letter to BND, Shirley Lodes told how she is fed up with our people in Springfield and has emailed the governor and contacted her senator and representative expressing her concern. I commend her, but ...

The present mess in Springfield is largely the result of the gerrymandering of districts after each census by both parties to their favor. Shirley and others who want to affect our state government can help us get 600,000 signatures to a petition to let an independent commission do the redistricting rather than the politicians.

She and others who are fed up can search the Internet for independent maps and learn how to help circulate petitions so the measure can be put on the ballot next election, where I am sure it will pass.

Fed ups can also fight.

Ray Hollmann, Fairview Heights

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