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CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down DOMA

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL celebrates today’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively invalidate California’s notoriously discriminatory “Proposition 8”, thus achieving parity in marriage benefits for same-sex couples already legally married and resuming marriage equality in a state with over 38 million people.

CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down key section of Voting Rights Act

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL is deeply concerned about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 5 of the 1968 Voting Rights Act, which for decades has provided a strong protective firewall against discrimination at the voting booth by states that have exhibited a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

Marriage coalition restructuring

Date: 
06/19/2013

from the Windy City Times:

Marriage coalition restructuring

by Kate Sosin

2013-06-17

The coalition of organizations working pass equal marriage in Illinois has announced plans to restructure after a push to pass equal marriage by the end of this year's spring session fell short May 31.

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Date: 
06/18/2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Greg Hinz on Politics

June 17, 2013

Same-sex marriage advocates finally are showing signs of recovering from the daze they went into after the Illinois House failed to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, with a revamped strategy of sorts emerging in the past couple of days.

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Date: 
06/17/2013

From ChicagoPride.com:

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Sat. June 15, 2013  3:15:09 PM

McNary Statement on Marriage Equality

Date: 
06/07/2013

 

  to learn more about Citizen Action/IL's advocacy of Marriage Equality and support of SB 10.

 

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Time to Take the For Sale Sign Off our Government

Date: 
04/17/2012

By William McNary, Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director and Illinois Campaign Finance Task Force Member

Justice Louis Brandeis said, “Either we may have a democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.”  There is a public perception that special interests are purchasing public policy outcomes.

Illinoisans are angry and we have a right to be angry.  People feel like they are losing control of their lives and that they have no power over decisions that affect their lives.

Mcnary to Receive Gentle Warrior Award

Date: 
02/24/2012

 

Join us in celebrating the work of Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary as he receives the 2012 Gentle Warrior Award from the A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum. 

Feb. 25, 6:00 p.m., 2230 S. Michigan Ave.  Click here for tickets and more information.

And read more about the awards below:

Iraq War Ends, and a 2002 Rally Comes Full Circle

Date: 
12/20/2011

From inthesetimes.com:

By Daniel Hertz

CHICAGO - In the same downtown plaza where, nine years earlier, then-state senator Barack Obama rallied thousands of protesters against the imminent invasion of Iraq, about fifty people gathered Friday morning to mark President Obama’s announcement that the war had officially come to an end.