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Congressman Keith Ellison Celebrates Marriage Equality in Minnesota

Date: 
08/02/2013

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair and 2013 CA/IL Lerner/Egan Awardee Congressman Keith Ellison, celebrating marriage equality in Minnesota. 

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

 

CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down DOMA

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL celebrates today’s Supreme Court decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and effectively invalidate California’s notoriously discriminatory “Proposition 8”, thus achieving parity in marriage benefits for same-sex couples already legally married and resuming marriage equality in a state with over 38 million people.

CA/IL Statement on SCOTUS decision striking down key section of Voting Rights Act

Date: 
06/26/2013

Chicago, IL – Citizen Action/IL is deeply concerned about the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Section 5 of the 1968 Voting Rights Act, which for decades has provided a strong protective firewall against discrimination at the voting booth by states that have exhibited a history of discrimination against African-Americans.

Marriage coalition restructuring

Date: 
06/19/2013

from the Windy City Times:

Marriage coalition restructuring

by Kate Sosin

2013-06-17

The coalition of organizations working pass equal marriage in Illinois has announced plans to restructure after a push to pass equal marriage by the end of this year's spring session fell short May 31.

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Date: 
06/18/2013

From Crain's Chicago Business:

Gay marriage fans try to step up their game

Greg Hinz on Politics

June 17, 2013

Same-sex marriage advocates finally are showing signs of recovering from the daze they went into after the Illinois House failed to vote on a bill to legalize gay marriage, with a revamped strategy of sorts emerging in the past couple of days.

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Date: 
06/17/2013

From ChicagoPride.com:

Illinois Unites issues plan for marriage equality

Sat. June 15, 2013  3:15:09 PM

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

Date: 
06/13/2013

from Crain's Chicago Business:

Cook County Health suspends overnight shift at Oak Forest clinic

By Claire Bushey

June 11, 2013

Cook County Health and Hospitals System has suspended the overnight shift at a south suburban urgent care clinic that officials had agreed to operate 24 hours a day following the closure of Oak Forest Hospital.

The suspension at Oak Forest Health Center is temporary, according to the health system.

McNary Statement on Marriage Equality

Date: 
06/07/2013

 

  to learn more about Citizen Action/IL's advocacy of Marriage Equality and support of SB 10.

 

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Medicaid Expansion Moves to Governor for Signature

Date: 
05/29/2013

Medicaid expansion heads to Illinois governor

May 28, 2013 - From the Associated Press - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.

The key part of President Barack Obama's health care law heads to Gov. Pat Quinn, who is in favor of it. Quinn says it'll help transform Illinois' health care.

Medicaid Expansion:342,000 Illinoisans Need Your Help

Date: 
05/20/2013

CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE

 

SB26: Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Out of Senate and Moves to House.

  • UPDATE: SB26 has been posted for Human Services Committee Hearing May 21st

WE NEED YOU TO TAKE ACTION TODAY:

1. Call your state representative and ask them to support SB26.

       Use the ‘Illinois Affordable Health Care Hotline': 888-616-3322

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