We are dedicated to passing a Constitutional Amendment in Illinois making state government more responsive to you. In order to place this amendment on the November 2014 ballot, our goal is to collect over 400,000 signatures.
About the Amendment
TERM LIMITS FOR STATE LEGISLATORS
Representing the taxpayers in Springfield should not be a lifetime job. This amendment limits elected officials to a total of eight years in the legislature.
REFORM AND RESIZE THE ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE
The amendment decreases substantially the number of state senators from 59 to 41 while increasing slightly the number of Illinois House members from 118 to 123. This reform will save taxpayers millions of dollars and make House members more accountable to you.
Having 3 representatives per Senate district, instead of 2 as the Constitution currently calls for, will also encourage more local, non-politicians to participate in the political process and make the “People’s House” more responsive to its citizens.
REFORM VETO PROCEDURE
The amendment makes it harder for politicians to override a governor’s veto by raising that threshold from a 3/5 majority to a 2/3 majority in both the Illinois House and Senate. This reform will ensure the best interests of all Illinoisans are protected and curtail the power of narrow, partisan or special interests.