Illinois man walks hundreds of miles to raise awareness before elections

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McLean County voters will find advisory question on their ballot that asks if they think state leaders should be subject to term limits. 

An Illinois man decided to walk thousands of miles to speak to those along the way about what can be done to stop corruption in the state.

Jim Coxworth is the founder of Illinois Citizen Uprising, a non partisan organization. He began his one-man march in Saint Charles a week ago. He passed through Bloomington on Friday after walking 120 miles.The end of his route is Springfield.

During his walk he hopes to share two amendments his organization is calling for which is making term 8 year term limits for state legislators and prohibiting gerrymandering.

“It’s amazing that 80 percent of us support it and we can’t even get it on the ballot. Now there’s something wrong with that. So I want people to get active and I want them to learn about their state legislature and go tell people that if they don’t support these reforms they’re going to vote them out,” said Coxworth, “So the more people we get the more power we have.”

Jim is expected to arrive to the Illinois State Capitol  on Tuesday morning.

For more information on the march and Illinois Citizen Uprising organization, you can visit illinoiscitizenuprising.com. 
    

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