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Top 10 Reasons to Vote Against Trump and Candidates Who Support Him -- Curated by Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director Citizen Action/Illinois

Petition delivery to stop health care repeal June 2017

This post, curated by Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue, is a quick scan of online news and opinion pieces from around the country that make the case for why voters should stop Trump and candidates who seek to further his extreme agenda in 2018.


Leading Public Interest Group Announces 2018 Endorsements, Legislative Scorecard


On January 21st, the Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council and State PAC convened in Chicago to make their respective endorsements in the March 20th, 2018, primary election. We are proud to announce these candidates to you and hope that you will take some time to read up on their positions before early voting begins on February 8th. If you do not see a candidate listed, it is possible that they didn't submit a questionnaire or that our council chose not to make an endorsement.

Statement from William McNary, Co-Director, on the Results of the 2016 Elections


We were not prepared for Donald Trump to become the next President of the United States. Many of our friends, our neighbors and our members have feelings of fear, sadness that are real. We want to acknowledge that and let you know that you're not alone. We are clear about the values that undergird this organization and we will not compromise on these values.

The State of Springfield: 2016 Legislative Scorecard


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. For 2016, Citizen Action/Illinois selected 14 key votes in the House and 12 key votes in the Senate of the 99th General Assembly for analysis.

2016 Proxy Form_September


 Please return this completed proxy form by September 15th, 12:00 p.m. to cast your votes at the September 16th Endorsement Session.

Contact Julie Sampson ( if you have further questions.

2016 Endorsements Announced


The Policy Council of Citizen Action/Illinois announced endorsements for federal offices for the 2016 General Election:

President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Congress (districts in parentheses): Bobby Rush (1), Robin Kelly (2), Amanda Howland (6), Danny Davis (7), Raja Krishnamoorthi (8), Janice Schakowsky (9), Brad Schneider (10), C.J. Baricevic (12), Mark Wicklund (13)


Citizen Action/IL State PAC Announces 2015 City of Chicago Municipal Election Endorsements


 CHICAGO) – On January 24th, the Progressive Action Project, the Citizen Action/IL state PAC convened in Chicago to make endorsements in the 2015 City of Chicago Mu

Citizen Action / IL State PAC Candidate Questionnaire for the 2015 Chicago Municipal Election


 Citizen Action/IL state PAC is considering candidate endorsements for the 2015 Chicago Municipal Elections.