By Jim Nowlan
The young man was shivering from the bitter cold. He stood at a busy entrance to Union Station in Chicago, competing for good space with newspaper boys and panhandlers. Busy commuters rushed by him, preoccupied with getting back to the suburbs.
The fellow asked politely when he could fleetingly make eye contact with a passerby: Mister, would you like to sign a petition to reform redistricting in Illinois?
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