You have to pick your fights.
Some can't be won.
Nothing personal, but im my opinion that is exactly the mindset thats keeping us down.
People had been saying IL couldnt be won for decades.. look at the progres they've just made there. Sure they're not in the clear yet but still.
The only changes that will come to states like this will be forced from a federal level and thats not going to happen without more support from the rest of the country.
Think about jim crow laws... was the answer to them lets just have all the black people move away?