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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. 

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 2016 Annual Report is here!

Kickoff for Automatic Voter Registration with Sen. Dick Durbin and Betty Magness

We are proud to share our Annual Report for 2016 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.

Msgr. Egan Campaign for Payday Loan Reform Submits Comments to CFPB Rule


For immediate release

Contacts: Brent Adams 773-844-5544, Lynda DeLaforgue 773-251-0328

October 7, 2016

State Payday Loan Reform Coalition Weighs In on Proposed Payday Rule

As Time to Comment Closes, Group Offers Comments, Tales from the Trenches

Leading Public Interest Group Announces 2016 Endorsements, Legislative Scorecard


For immediate release

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, 773.251.0328


(Chicago) -- The Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council and the state PAC, the Progressive Action Project, met and endorsed candidates running in the November 8th General Election. Candidates may be considered for endorsement only if they complete and return our multi-issue questionnaire.


The Policy Council made the following endorsements:


President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Tammy Duckworth

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner Honoring President John Cullerton

CA/IL Board and guests with Senator Cullerton. Photo by Dean LaPrairie

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner

 Monsignor John Egan/Hon. Lane Evans Distinguished Service Award Presentation


We were proud to honor Illinois Senate President John Cullerton with the 2016 Annual Egan-Evans award named in memory of Monsignor John Egan and Congressman Lane Evans.   

The State of Springfield: 2016 Legislative Scorecard


Every year, Citizen Action/Illinois examines the voting records of elected officials in the Illinois General Assembly. The Scorecard is a tool created to enable concerned citizens to hold their elected officials accountable for their votes during the year. For 2016, Citizen Action/Illinois selected 14 key votes in the House and 12 key votes in the Senate of the 99th General Assembly for analysis.