Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Approves Endorsement for Redistricting Reform
Peoria, IL (October 29, 2013) — The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors recently approved the endorsement of the Yes for Independent Maps referendum initiative. The proposed constitutional amendment would place the authority to draw legislative districts into the hands of a nonpartisan commission.
Approval for the initiative aligns with the Chamber’s aggressive strategic plan of becoming the leading voice for business in the region through political advocacy. Through support of this proposal, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is creating strategic partnerships as it joins with The Institute for Principled Leadership, along with League of Women Voters, as the area’s key stakeholders for the initiative. The Illinois Chamber of Commerce, CIRCLE (Central Illinois Regional Chambers Legislative Effort), and the State of Illinois League of Women Voters also support the initiative.
Brent Eichelberger, Peoria Area Chamber Board Chairman, said the Chamber fully supports the initiative. “It is important to the business community to have a redistricting system that is fair, transparent, and independent.”
For more information about the initiative and getting involved, please visit www.independentmaps.org.
About the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
The Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization of area businesses, delivering value to its members by cultivating a thriving business community, presenting the united voice of local business to government, offering continuously upgraded products and services for business enhancement and providing strategic business advisory services. Through the Chamber’s strategic plan, it is focused on being the leading voice for business in the region through political advocacy; inclusive and diverse in the approach to our work; an advocate to improve the quality of place in the region; and a source for strong leadership development.
For more information, visit www.peoriachamber.org or call Rachel O’Connell at (309) 495-5974.