The State’s Largest Public Interest Group
Endorses Duckworth for Senate
(CHICAGO) – On Saturday, November 7, 2015 the Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council convened in Chicago to make an endorsement in the primary elections for U.S. Senate.
After hearing from the candidates, the Council voted unanimously to endorse Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-8)
“We have a long history of working with Congresswoman Duckworth on a wide range of issues including a woman’s right to choose and, more recently, on enacting tougher rules for payday lenders to stop the exploitation of our members of the military and their families” said William McNary, Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois.
“Congresswoman Duckworth has demonstrated through her distinguished service to our country and her record in Congress that as a U.S. Senator she will fight for America’s working and middle class with intelligence and tenacity.”
Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over two decades of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Citizen Action/Illinois has led campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Citizen Action/Illinois works hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the State House and in the Congress.
Citizen Action/Illinois has worked for over two decades on campaign finance reform. The organization led the original charge to ban campaign gifts in the 1980’s, and has been a vocal advocate for public financing of elections. William McNary, co-director of CA/IL, recently served on Governor Quinn’s campaign finance task force which was charged to review the current campaign finance structure of Illinois.
From the CFPB:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2013
CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU COMPLAINT DATA NOW SEARCHABLE BY STATE
Credit Reporting and Money Transfer Complaints Also Added to the Database
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database to include state-by-state information. The CFPB also added complaints about money transfers and credit reporting to the database.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director Citizen Action/IL: (312) 427-2114 x202
John Gaudette, Organizing Director Citizen Action/IL: (312) 427-2114 x208
Celebrating Women and the Affordable Care Act
Citizen Action/ Illinois and partners highlight continuing benefits of ACA for all Illinois women
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CA/IL Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with DisabilitiesDate:05/25/2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 25, 2012
Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202
Citizen Action/Illinois Calls on Governor Quinn to Issue Amendatory Veto to Allow for Safe Transition for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Today, Citizen Action/Illinois joined with several other groups in calling on Governor Quinn to issue an amendatory veto of SB2840 in order to allow for a safe and orderly transition for the enrollees in the Illinois Cares RX program.