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.
Community Leaders in Springfield Join Together to Push for Quality, Affordable Health Care for Every American
Springfield, IL - July 8, 2008 – Today, here in Springfield and in 52 other cities across the country, including 37 state capitols, a new national campaign is bringing together millions of Americans to demand quality, affordable health care for all. Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is being launched by 95 national and local groups that represent labor, community organizations, doctors, nurses, women, small businesses, faith-based organizations, people of color, netroots activists, and think tanks. Health Care for America Now is organizing to assure that the first order of business of the next President and Congress is to pass legislation in 2009 that guarantees quality, affordable health care for all.