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Read the 2013 Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Report



Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to release our 2013 Annual Report, summarizing the year's issue campaigns and victories. 


to read the report. 



Victory for Marriage Equality in Illinois! - Marriage FAQ -



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 2014 Primary Elections


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:

  1. Statewide officeholders, including U.S. Senate
  2. State Representative and State Senate
  3. Congress (mention PAC here?)

All candidates must complete our 2014 Candidate Questionnaire by January 17, 2014.

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet: "Obamacare and You"



A great resource on all things ACA: "Obamacare and You" is a series of one-page papers explaining how the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” will affect different groups of people.

  to learn more.

Introducing the Affordable Care Act Toolkit



From Representative Jan Schakowsky:

I’m proud to announce the launch of an Obamacare Toolkit, available on my website, to help my constituents learn about the many benefits of Obamacare and how to take advantage of them.

Follow the link below to find out more:

Governor Quinn Joins with Health Advocates to Launch Health Insurance Marketplace


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.

Citizen Action/Illinois Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington


by Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary:

Citizen Action/Illinois Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

Too many people of goodwill have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation.  They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.  But these two evils have a malignant kinship.

                                  - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sign the Petition! Help Build a Better Illinois.



It's time to get our priorities straight and give the middle class a fair shake. We need a more accountable government that cuts waste and protects education, public safety and health care. We need fair taxes, with higher rates for higher income levels, and lower rates for lower income levels. And we need successful small businesses that create good middle-class jobs, not more giveaways to big corporations and special treatment for CEOs.

CA/IL Honors Congressman Keith Ellison at 2013 Annual Dinner


On Friday evening, September 20, over 350 community leaders, elected officials, allies, and advocates joined Citizen Action/Illinois in honoring U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota's 5th District, Co-Chair of the Progressive Caucus of the United States Congress, with the 2013 Lerner-Egan Award for Distinguished Service. 

Speakers included Governor Pat Quinn, US Congresswoman Jan Schakowski, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, as well as CFL Secretary-Treasurer Robert Reiter and Illinois AFL-CIO President Michael Carrigan.


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