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Remembering Lane Evans: A Hero for Progressives Across the Nation.

Date: 
11/07/2014

(Picture: 2001 Lerner-Egan Award for Distinguished Service Honoree Representative Lane Evans seated with 2001 keynote speaker Senator Paul Wellstone and Representative Jan Schakowsky at our 2001 Annual Dinner)

 

Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans (IARA) releases 2013 Congressional Scorecard.

Date: 
09/16/2014

IARA's 2013 Congressional Scorecard is a special report on legislation vital to America’s retirees. This voting record reflects how committed our elected representatives are to retirees and older Americans.  Use it to educate yourself on where your elected officials stand.

Citizen Action/Illinois Releases its Illinois Supreme Court Scorecard 2004-2014

Date: 
09/16/2014

As long as Judges are selected and retained by a process that includes elections, it is necessary that the voters have accurate information about candidates to make reasoned choices.  The following summarizes the opinions of the Illinois Supreme Court over the last 10 years and reviews votes for justices up for retention this November.

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

Date: 
08/05/2014

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)

Register to Vote!

Date: 
08/03/2014

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:

Rauner's Tight Ties with the Koch Brothers

Date: 
06/17/2014
Rauner and The Koch Brothers have a lot in common.

BRUCE RAUNER’S OVERLAPPING INTERESTS

by Lynda DeLaforgue

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

Date: 
06/12/2014

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 RebootIllinois.com, 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. 

Read the 2013 Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Report

Date: 
01/16/2014

 

Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to release our 2013 Annual Report, summarizing the year's issue campaigns and victories. 

  

to read the report. 

 

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CA/IL - Progressive Action Project Endorsements for 2014 Primary Elections

Date: 
10/15/2013

CA/IL - Progressive Action Project Endorsements for the 2014 Primary Elections

An Endorsement Session will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.

Citizen Action/Illinois’ Policy Council will consider endorsements for the following races:

  1. Statewide officeholders, including U.S. Senate
  2. State Representative and State Senate
  3. Congress (mention PAC here?)

All candidates must complete our 2014 Candidate Questionnaire by January 17, 2014.