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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.

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner Honoring President John Cullerton

CA/IL Board and guests with Senator Cullerton. Photo by Dean LaPrairie

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner

 Monsignor John Egan/Hon. Lane Evans Distinguished Service Award Presentation


We were proud to honor Illinois Senate President John Cullerton with the 2016 Annual Egan-Evans award named in memory of Monsignor John Egan and Congressman Lane Evans.   

Join us for our Annual Dinner Sept. 19 honoring UAW leader Dennis Williams. Buy tickets now!


2014 Lerner Egan Award Recipient – Dennis Williams – President, United Auto Workers

Keynote Speaker – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin

Award Presented by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn 

Please join us for our Annual Dinner Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Chicago Hilton and Towers, honoring UAW President Dennis Williams.

CA/IL Honors Congressman Keith Ellison at 2013 Annual Dinner


On Friday evening, September 20, over 350 community leaders, elected officials, allies, and advocates joined Citizen Action/Illinois in honoring U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota's 5th District, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the United States Congress, with the 2013 Lerner-Egan Award for Distinguished Service. 

Speakers included Governor Pat Quinn, US Congresswoman Jan Schakowski, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, as well as CFL Secretary-Treasurer Robert Reiter and Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan.


Join us for our 2012 Annual Dinner and Lerner/Egan Award Presentation Sept. 14

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner

and Louis A. Lerner/Monignor John Egan Distinguished Service Award



The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. 

President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition


Keynote Address by 

What Should You Know about Black Carbon? Webinar: April 25th, 11am



What Should You Know about Black Carbon?

Webinar: Wednesday, April 25th, 11am

Those of you concerned about climate change and public health will want to attend this FREE April 25th webinar titled, "What You Should Know about Black Carbon for Climate Action."

Crowd Protests Rep. Ryan's Plan to Privatize Social Security


On September 1st, 150 senior citizens, disabled Americans, and concerned citizens from Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois Main Street Alliance, Access Living, SEIU and Citizen Action/Illinois came together outside Representative Ryan's "Roadmap to Ruin" event in Chicago.  Chanting "HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY", Social Security supporters quickly got the attention of Conservative Republicans looking to privatize our social security system. 

Keep Oak Forest Hospital Open: the Community Speaks Out


July 21, 2010: Patients, caregivers and community members gathered to voice their opposition to the Cook County plan to cut Inpatient, Emergency and Rehabilitation Services at the south suburban Oak Forest Hospital.

The service cuts would rid many uninsured Chicagoland residents of accessible and affordable health care. The changes would send patients to other already overcapacitied County facilities, to which the transport is also very difficult and time-consuming.

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