By: Diane Benjamin
Patrick Dullard is quoted in this story saying he is challenging the referendum because he wants to preserve his right to vote for every Trustee in the Town of Normal: https://www.25newsnow.com/2022/08/19/effort-underway-block-referendum-normal-creating-council-districts-instead-at-large-representation/#l70c53p29ynv1tduki8
The circulators will prove on Monday Dullard is wrong about his other claims.
Dullard wants to deny the right of every citizen to be represented by a Trustee who lives where they live.
What does the National NAACP say about At-Large elections? https://betternormal-il.com/naacp-stance
Is Patrick Dullard a racists since he wants to preserve At-Large voting when the NAACP and courts have ruled that discriminatory? Since Koos and others on the Council have declared they are against districts, are they racist too?
US Census data as of 2020 is now available in an interactive map: https://www.census.gov/library/visualizations/2021/geo/demographicmapviewer.html
Zoom into Normal and the results prove Blacks/Afro Americans have no representation since no Trustees live where the majority live:
By challenging the referendum to create districts, and therefore fair representation for all residents, Patrick Dullard via Chris Koos wants to make sure minorities aren’t represented where they live.
Was Chemberly Harris (formerly Cummings) upset when the Town took down the Jelani Day memorial? It seems like a good time to review this article: https://blnnews.com/2021/10/09/why-the-memorial-was-removed-normal/