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Time to Take the For Sale Sign Off our Government

Date: 
04/17/2012

By William McNary, Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director and Illinois Campaign Finance Task Force Member

Justice Louis Brandeis said, “Either we may have a democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both.”  There is a public perception that special interests are purchasing public policy outcomes.

Illinoisans are angry and we have a right to be angry.  People feel like they are losing control of their lives and that they have no power over decisions that affect their lives.

Protect Social Security and Medicare! Read the Ryan Budget Fact Sheet

Date: 
03/26/2012

 

Last week, Congressman Paul Ryan released the Republican's proposed 2013 federal budget. Their proposal would expand tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires, while pulling away critical Medicare and Social Security protections from the middle class. 

Elections & Progressive Leadership

"There are three critical ingredients to democratic renewal and progressive change in America: good public policy, grassroots organizing and electoral politics.
-- The Late Senator Paul Wellstone

Citizen Action/Illinois Releases Illinois State Legislative Scorecard

Date: 
02/28/2012

 

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

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Announces Endorsement of President Barack Obama

Date: 
02/10/2012

For Immediate Release                                          February 10, 2012

Contact: Lynda DeLaforgue                              312-427-2114 X202 

 

McNary spearheads Clean Elections Report

Date: 
01/27/2012

 

Citizen Action/Illinois Co-Director William McNary served on Illinois' Campaign Finance Reform Task Force and spearheaded the group's report on Public Financing of Elections, "Clean Elections."

Read the report below:

 

It’s Time to Go to Work!

Date: 
01/25/2012

By William McNary; Co-Director, Citizen Action/Illinois

In last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s built to last – an economy built on American manufacturing, American energy, skills for American workers, and a renewal of American values.

The President believes this is a make or break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it.  What’s at stake is the very survival of the basic American promise that if you work hard, you can do well enough to raise a family, own a home, and put a little away for retirement.

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