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Statement on nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for Kennedy Vacancy Supreme Court



For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Every GOP Member of the IL Delegation Votes to Take Food Away from Working Families, Children


Press Release: House GOP Votes to Take Food Away from Working Families, Children

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 on Senate Vote to Proceed to Repeal Health Care for Millions of Americans


Senate Vote to Repeal Health Care from Millions Unconscionable,

Yet Rauner Remains Silent

Rauner Comments on Health Care Raise More Questions


CHICAGO-Yesterday, after the 3rd GOP Senate health care bill failed to get the support required for consideration, Governor Rauner spoke to reporters about his position: “I’ve expressed my concern about the changes being proposed to the Affordable Care Act and their negative impact to our most vulnerable residents—both in the expanded Medicaid population in Illinois…as well as the many hundreds of thousands in the standard Medicaid program.”

6th CD Action Network Pens Joint Statement Calling on Congressman Roskam to Uphold Consumer Protections of the ACA


Yesterday Politico reported that Rep. Peter Roskam has moved toward taking a leadership role in creating what he calls “an aspirational bill” that incorporates everything the GOP has sought to do on health care.

Health Care Justice for the Long Haul


 "Millions of our citizens do not now have a full measure of opportunity to achieve and to enjoy good health. Millions do not now have protection or security against the economic effects of sickness. And the time has now arrived for action to help them attain that opportunity and to help them get that protection."

 Those were the words of President Harry Truman when he sent a message to Congress on the need for national health care. He delivered his message on November 19, 1945. 

A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Repeal Health Care

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Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, particularly when it comes to affordability and lowering costs, but none of these proposals would address these issues.