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Statement on Senate Vote to Proceed to Repeal Health Care for Millions of Americans

Date: 
07/25/2017

Senate Vote to Repeal Health Care from Millions Unconscionable,

Yet Rauner Remains Silent

Rauner Comments on Health Care Raise More Questions

Date: 
07/20/2017

CHICAGO-Yesterday, after the 3rd GOP Senate health care bill failed to get the support required for consideration, Governor Rauner spoke to reporters about his position: “I’ve expressed my concern about the changes being proposed to the Affordable Care Act and their negative impact to our most vulnerable residents—both in the expanded Medicaid population in Illinois…as well as the many hundreds of thousands in the standard Medicaid program.”

6th CD Action Network Pens Joint Statement Calling on Congressman Roskam to Uphold Consumer Protections of the ACA

Date: 
03/30/2017

Yesterday Politico reported that Rep. Peter Roskam has moved toward taking a leadership role in creating what he calls “an aspirational bill” that incorporates everything the GOP has sought to do on health care.

Msgr. Egan Campaign for Payday Loan Reform Submits Comments to CFPB Rule

Date: 
10/11/2016

For immediate release

Contacts: Brent Adams 773-844-5544, Lynda DeLaforgue 773-251-0328

October 7, 2016

State Payday Loan Reform Coalition Weighs In on Proposed Payday Rule

As Time to Comment Closes, Group Offers Comments, Tales from the Trenches

Leading Public Interest Group Announces 2018 Endorsements, Legislative Scorecard

Date: 
01/21/2018

On January 21st, the Citizen Action/Illinois Policy Council and State PAC convened in Chicago to make their respective endorsements in the March 20th, 2018, primary election. We are proud to announce these candidates to you and hope that you will take some time to read up on their positions before early voting begins on February 8th. If you do not see a candidate listed, it is possible that they didn't submit a questionnaire or that our council chose not to make an endorsement.

STATEMENT BY WILLIAM MCNARY ON NEW RULES TO CURB PREDATORY SHORT TERM LOANS

Date: 
06/02/2016

(CHICAGO) “Earlier today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) promulgated rules to regulate the predatory payday loan practices we have witnessed and fought against in Illinois for 17 years since Msgr. Egan brought us together as the Campaign for Payday Loan Reform in 1999. This announcement is a victory for us and everyone who has been organizing for it since that day” said McNary in a phone call open to press.

 

2016 Endorsements Announced

Date: 
02/08/2016

The Policy Council of Citizen Action/Illinois announced endorsements for federal offices for the 2016 General Election:

President: Hillary Clinton

U.S. Senate: Tammy Duckworth

U.S. Congress (districts in parentheses): Bobby Rush (1), Robin Kelly (2), Amanda Howland (6), Danny Davis (7), Raja Krishnamoorthi (8), Janice Schakowsky (9), Brad Schneider (10), C.J. Baricevic (12), Mark Wicklund (13)

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