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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.


Our 2017 Annual Report is here!

6th district activists

We are proud to share our Annual Report for 2017 which highlights the actions and victories we had together.

Please take a look!

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.

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.

Sign our petition today!


Please take a moment to sign our petition, add your name to a growing list of Illinoisans who believe that the Governor needs to work in the truly cooperative manner he promised when he took office:

It's Time to Move On, Governor

The Truth About So-Called "Right to Work" Laws


We are pleased to feature a guest blog post by Tom Suhrbur. Tom grew up in a union family in Cicero, Illinois. He received a BA and MA in U.S. history at the UIC and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in labor history from NIU. Tom is co-author of a book "Union Brotherhood, Union Town: The History of the Chicago Carpenters' Union, 1863-1987." He also taught social studies for 17 years.  His last teaching job was at Geneva HS (Illinois). He is a recently retired union organizer for the Illinois Education Association and is currently the Vice-President of the Illinois Labor History Society.



New blog from Citizen Action/Illinois Co-director Lynda DeLaforgue on Governor Rauner's crusade to crush organized labor and the middle class in Illinois 

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