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Supporters of Constitutional Convention Push Forward

Getting a constitutional convention referendum passed in Illinois would be like David defeating Goliath. That’s according to Andrea Raila, head of Vote Yes on the Con Con. Raila’s opponents have raised about ten times as much campaign money as groups like hers. But she says that’s OK, because voters want a change.

RAILA: Many of the people are tired of the same type of politics as usual. They want recall, they want term limits, they want education funding reform and they don’t want to wait until 2028.

Opponents of the constitutional convention say it would be unpredictable and open up the entire Illinois constitution to change. Unions and business groups make up most of the million-dollar opposition campaign.

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