They fought hard for their candidate’s win. Illinois’ remapping undercut that work

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Democratic candidate for Illinois 3rd congressional district, in Chicago, IL on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photographer: Christopher Dilts
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Democratic candidate for Illinois 3rd congressional district, in Chicago, IL on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Photographer: Christopher Dilts

They fought hard for their candidate’s win. Illinois’ remapping undercut that work

After four years of trying to oust Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski and leading a scrappy grassroots campaign, newcomer Marie Newman took over in the state’s third congressional district in January. But only 10 months after taking office, Rep. Newman is fighting for her political life due to redistricting.

How are residents and those who helped Newman win her seat feeling right now about the future of their district and how their interests are represented in D.C.? Reset hears from three residents and organizers.

GUESTS: Tammy Georgiou, resident

Bill Beaulieu, resident and organizer

Abbie McEntee, organizer with the Coalition for Change Illinois