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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. 

Statement from William McNary, Co-Director, on Workers Compensation, HB 4248


Statement by William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois on HB 4248


New Study Shows Recent Tax Rollbacks Worsens Income Inequality


 While the Illinois’s budget shortfall is well known where these dollars are going has been unexamined, until now.

Sign Petition: Support Working Families in Illinois


Over the past few weeks, Governor Bruce Rauner has taken major steps to begin dismantling labor unions and the middle-class that the labor movement has built. Bruce Rauner's scheme to strip the rights of workers and weaken their unions by executve order is a blatantly illegal abuse of power.  And we won't take it sitting down!

The Battle for Democracy


John Cameron writes about Governor Rauner and the Koch brothers attacks on democracy, labor unions, and the middle class.  Mr. Cameron is the  former Executive Director of Citizen Action/Illinois, current Board member of Citizen Action and Director of Political and Community Relations for AFSCME Council 31.

The Battle for Democracy

Access to Justice Campaign: Protecting Workers Compensation and Civil Justice


 Powerful special interests, led by Governor Rauner, are determined to diminish the rights of individual citizens and the access those citizens have to the court system by promoting the myth of “frivolous lawsuits”. 

Get the facts!  Don’t let special interests distort our civil justice system and intimidate individuals from exercising their constitutional rights and seeking justice when they are injured or a loved one is killed due to negligence.

Help Us Fight for National Payday Loan Protections


Help Us Fight for National Payday Loan Protections

This year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is preparing to issue new rules for payday lenders.  This historic and unprecedented opportunity will enable a federal agency to finally curb the payday loan debt trap nationwide, much like we have already done here in Illinois.   We expect Payday lenders to mount a significant campaign to stop these efforts.  

Gov. Quinn Vetoes Ridesharing Protections, CA/IL Calls for Override.


From The Republic (

Gov. Quinn vetoes ridesharing bills, says local governments best to regulate new industry

By Carla K. Johnson

Associated Press

August 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm EDT

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


For Immediate Release                                   Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue

August 6, 2014                                                    312-427-2114 X202

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