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Citizen Action/Illinois Releases Illinois State Legislative Scorecard



Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to announce the release of its Illinois State Legislative Scorecard.  Follow the link below to read the entire scorecard:


Citizen Action/Illinois Announces Endorsement of President Barack Obama


For Immediate Release                                          February 10, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue                              312-427-2114 X202 


McNary spearheads Clean Elections Report



Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary served on Illinois' Campaign Finance Reform Task Force and spearheaded the group's report on Public Financing of Elections, "Clean Elections."

Read the report below:


It’s Time to Go to Work!


By William McNary; Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

The President believes this is a make or break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it.  What’s at stake is the very survival of the basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well enough to raise a family, own a home, and put a little away for retirement.

Elections & Progressive Leadership

"There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
-- The Late Senator Paul Wellstone

Legislative Scorecard for the 99th General Assembly

Every year, Citizen Action/Illinois examines the voting records of elected officials in the Illinois General Assembly. The Scorecard is a tool created to enable concerned citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes during the year.