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CA/IL Applauds Walgreens Decision to Remain in the U.S.


For Immediate Release                                   Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue

August 6, 2014                                                    312-427-2114 X202

Register to Vote!


Register to Vote!

Voter participation starts with registering to vote. New online tools and no-excuses early voting make it easier than ever to cast your ballot.

First, you may want to verify that your registration is up-to-date HERE

To register or update your registration using the NEW Online Registration Tool you need:

Protesters Say No to Rauner: ‘People Make a Difference and People Should Come First’


From In These Times:

By Stephen Quillen

Many Illinoisans are concerned that gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to 'redistribute wealth upwards,' and will make the state's inequality gap even wider if elected. (Citizen Action Illinois)

CA/IL Calls on Governor Quinn to Sign the Ridesharing Arrangements & Consumer Protection Act


For Immediate Release                                     Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue

July 22, 2014                           312-427-2114 X202


Protect Families from Toxic Chemicals


Every day, we use products that contain toxic chemicals with little or no understanding of how these chemicals impact our bodies.  Today, Citizen Action/Illinois and the Safer Chemicals / Healthy Families Coalition are working to remove these chemicals from everyday products. 

Rauner's Tight Ties with the Koch Brothers

Rauner and The Koch Brothers have a lot in common.


by Lynda DeLaforgue

The Cozy World of Bruce Rauner and the Griffins – How the Very Rich are Creating Their Own Media Outlets


By Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director

UPDATE – June 13:  Ken Griffin just donated another $2.5 million to Bruce Rauner on June 11, 2014.  It would take a minimum wage worker ($8.25 hr – 40 hr week) almost 150 years to earn $2.5 million.  Heck, that’s probably two generations of minimum wage workers.

Something is rotten in the state of Illinois when this kind of money is used to buy a governorship.

In 2012, hedge fund mogul Anne Griffin launched and was sole funder of, a for-profit website.  While Reboot purports to be non-partisan, as Rick Pearson of the Chicago Tribune puts it,  “Reboot Illinois, that calls itself nonpartisan but has echoed GOP critiques on topics from public worker pensions to improving the business climate and school funding.” (Trib 10-1-12)

Now it appears that Reboot is moving into a world of political polling.  Major news sources are covering the current Reboot poll of the Governor’s race as top news. 

Sign the Petition! Tell Governor Quinn we need a health exchange now!


Dear Friends,

On April 12th of 2012, Governor Cuomo of New York State signed an Executive Order establishing a health exchange.  Now is the time for Governor Quinn to do the same for Illinois.

We are collecting 2,000 signatures over the next 2 weeks.  Pass this petition to your friends and neighbors.  We need to show our support for healthcare.

Tell Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!


The right wing is attacking us every day.  It’s time to stand up again and fight for Healthcare for America NOW!

Sign the petition today - Call on Governor Quinn to issue an Executive Order to establish a health exchange.

A key provision in the Affordable Cate Act is the creation of health benefits exchanges in each state by 2014. These Exchanges will operate as a marketplace for individuals and small businesses to compare and buy quality and affordable health insurance.

The creation of an Exchange for over 1 million Illinoisans is no small task. The fastest way to get this done is through an Executive Order.

Help over a million Illinoisans without affordable health care today. Sign our petition calling on Governor Quinn to establish a health exchange today!


Lynda DeLaforgue

Citizen Action/Illinois


Tell Governor Quinn: We need a health exchange now!

The Supreme Court and the Affordable Care Act, Part 2



by Walter J. Kendall III, Citizen Action/Illinois Board Member and Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School

Most of the attention given to the constitutional debate about the Affordable Care Act has been focused on the "individual mandate." People either must have or get health insurance or they will have to pay into the federal treasury an amount of money roughly comparable to the cost of minimum health insurance coverage. Opponents of the law argue that if the law is constitutional it would mean the federal government could make you buy broccoli.

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