HOLY EQUALITY, FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
I'm in Springfield and still reeling from the joy/relief from last night. Thank you all so much for every ounce of hard work that you put into the effort. I can't begin to list the individuals and organizations that made this possible -- All I can do is marvel at the teamwork. Illinois same-sex couples can now access the protections of marriage, and it's because of YOUR HELP. Tremendous thanks and heartfelt congratulations.
CA/IL - Progressive Action Project Endorsements for the 2014 Primary Elections
An Endorsement Session will be held on Saturday, January 25th, 2014.
Citizen Action/Illinois’ Policy Council will consider endorsements for the following races:
- Statewide officeholders, including U.S. Senate
- State Representative and State Senate
- Congress (mention PAC here?)
All candidates must complete our 2014 Candidate Questionnaire by January 17, 2014.
Health Insurance Marketplace Ready to Help 1 Million Illinoisans
In September of 2008, Citizen Action/Illinois started the Health Care for America Now campaign in Illinois. HCAN was an ambitious campaign to win quality and affordable health care for the 1.5 million Illinoisans without insurance and the millions being overcharged and underserved by their existing health insurance.
From the News-Gazette:
Groups plan to inform community college students on health care
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 7:00am | Debra Pressey
CHAMPAIGN — Two public interest organizations believe they'll find many of the young adults in Champaign County who don't have health insurance on the campus of Parkland College.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair and 2013 CA/IL Lerner/Egan Awardee Congressman Keith Ellison, celebrating marriage equality in Minnesota.