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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.

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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Consumer Financial Protection Complaint Data Now Searchable State

Date: 
05/31/2013

From the CFPB:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:      May 31, 2013

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU COMPLAINT DATA NOW SEARCHABLE BY STATE 

Credit Reporting and Money Transfer Complaints Also Added to the Database

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) expanded its Consumer Complaint Database to include state-by-state information. The CFPB also added complaints about money transfers and credit reporting to the database.

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

Lawmakers Join Drive to Cut Wasteful Tax Expenditures

Date: 
04/19/2013
WICS-TV: Coalition Pushes for Tax Loophole Closures

Backing legislation to eliminate wasteful tax expenditures in the FY2014 budget, more than a dozen state senators and representatives joined with Citizen Action/Illinois and other members of the Responsible Budget Coalition at an April 18 state Capitol news conference. 

Senate Committee Examines Corporate Tax Loopholes

Date: 
04/05/2013

From The Alton Daily News:

Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes

By Nick Gale, 4/5/13

Citizen Action/ Illinois Calls for Medicare Price Negotiations

Date: 
04/04/2013

Rockford, IL– On April 3, Citizen Action/IL and IARA stood with local seniors at a press conference to demand Congress lift the prohibition on Medicare price negotiations.  The press event was held at the historic Booker Washington Community Center in Rockford Illinois.  The groups announced their support for Senator Rockefeller's legislation to allow negotiations, which could save Illinois close to $3 Billion over ten years.  Also, they committed to keep the pressure on Congressional members in the area.

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Date: 
03/21/2013

Citizen Action/Illinois and IARA Join with Federal Employees at Chicago Rally to Stop the Sequester

Sequester Cuts will Severely Impact Government Services to Public

CA/IL Co-Director Lynda DeLaforgue Joins Panel on Part-Time Workers' Struggles

Date: 
03/27/2013

From progressillinois.com:

Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles

by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013

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