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Congratulations to all of our victorious 2014 candidates


Citizen Action/Illinois & The Progressive Action Project

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


(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)


Citizen Action/Illinois Releases Illinois State Legislative Scorecard



Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to announce the release of its Illinois State Legislative Scorecard. Follow the link below to read the entire scorecard:


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)

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:

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. 

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.