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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.

Statement on Senate Vote to Proceed to Repeal Health Care for Millions of Americans


Senate Vote to Repeal Health Care from Millions Unconscionable,

Yet Rauner Remains Silent

Rauner Comments on Health Care Raise More Questions


CHICAGO-Yesterday, after the 3rd GOP Senate health care bill failed to get the support required for consideration, Governor Rauner spoke to reporters about his position: “I’ve expressed my concern about the changes being proposed to the Affordable Care Act and their negative impact to our most vulnerable residents—both in the expanded Medicaid population in Illinois…as well as the many hundreds of thousands in the standard Medicaid program.”

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. 

A Cost Too High: The Financial Harm of the Republican Plan to Repeal Health Care

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Since December, the Republicans leading Congress have proposed nothing but reckless plans when it comes to health care. We all know that there’s a lot of room for improvement in our health care system, particularly when it comes to affordability and lowering costs, but none of these proposals would address these issues. 


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!

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


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


Statement from William McNary, Co-Director, on the Results of the 2016 Elections


We were not prepared for Donald Trump to become the next President of the United States. Many of our friends, our neighbors and our members have feelings of fear, sadness that are real. We want to acknowledge that and let you know that you're not alone. We are clear about the values that undergird this organization and we will not compromise on these values.