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CA/IL Honors Carrigan and Lewis at Simon/Wellstone Awards

Date: 
03/19/2013

On March 18, Citizen Action/Illinois held the 8th Annual Senator Paul Simon/Senator Paul Wellstone Awards. CA/IL was proud to honor Michael Carrigan, President of the Illinois AFL-CIO with the Paul Simon Award and Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union with the Paul Wellstone Award for their leadership and dedication to fighting for working families. 

Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

Date: 
02/12/2013

Medicaid Expansion in Illinois

On February 5th, Medicaid expansion legislation (SB26) moved out of committee in the Illinois Senate.  SB26 is a critical component of the Affordable Care Act.  It is designed to get Illinois’ uninsured into the main-stream health care system.

Read the 2012 Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Report

Date: 
01/10/2013


Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to release our 2012 Annual Report, summarizing the year's issue campaigns and victories. 

to read the report

 

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"Fiscal Cliff" Notes

Date: 
11/20/2012

As Congress approaches the so-called "fiscal cliff" we wanted to bring some sanity in to the discussion. Below is a terrific 5-point guide to the fiscal showdown from MoveOn that cuts through the political noise, but before beginning a policy discussion, it's important to remember that we just had a general election, and elections have consequences. In the voting booth, Iowans and Americans spoke loud and clear in favor of raising revenue and creating jobs:

Join the Action - End the Bush tax cuts for the top two percent.

Date: 
11/20/2012

The election is over and it’s time to make it count. Grassroots power is not just for elections.

Congress has until December 31st to make a critical and historic choice. They can ask the richest 2% of Americans to pay their fair share, or they can put more money in wealthy pockets at the expense of the struggling middle class.

The Action is a grassroots movement that demands we face this crisis. There is too much money and power in too few hands and the system is rigged to keep it that way. It’s time to level the playing field. It’s time to make things right.

Citizen Action/Illinois Fights for Tax Fairness

Date: 
11/19/2012

Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF) is a diverse coalition of 220 national, state, and local organizations united in support of a tax system that works for all Americans. It has come together based on the belief that the country needs comprehensive, progressive tax reform that results in greater revenue to meet our growing needs. This starts by ending the Bush-era tax breaks for the richest 2 percent and by making critical investments that create and sustain jobs while taking a balanced approach to addressing America’s fiscal challenges.

2012 General Election Endorsements for the Illinois State Legislature

Date: 
09/19/2012

Each election cycle, Citizen Action’s political action committee convenes to make endorsements for public office.  Candidates who wish to be endorsed by the organization are required to complete a questionnaire which outlines the broad policy positions taken by Citizen Action/Illinois.  In the case of incumbents, Citizen Action will also consider their score on our Legislative Scorecard (click here for Citizen Action/Illinois 2012 Illinois Legislature Scorecard).

Citizen Action/Illinois Releases Illinois State Legislative Scorecard

Date: 
09/19/2012

 

Citizen Action/Illinois is proud to announce the release of its 2012 Illinois State Legislative Scorecard. Follow the link below to read the entire scorecard. 

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Join us for our 2012 Annual Dinner and Lerner/Egan Award Presentation Sept. 14

Citizen Action/Illinois Annual Dinner

and Louis A. Lerner/Monignor John Egan Distinguished Service Award

 

honoring

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. 

President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH Coalition

 

Keynote Address by 

Advocates Rally in Daley Plaza for Affordable Care Act

Date: 
06/28/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
Contact: 

Lynda DeLaforgue, Co-Director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x202  or cell  773-251-0328

John Gaudette, Organizing Director Citizen Action/IL: 312.427.2114 x208

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