THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Illinois
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Illinois
- Better Government Association
- Change Illinois
- Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
- Chicago Votes
- Common Cause Illinois
- Communities United
- Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
- Illinois Public Interest Research Group
- Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct
- Just Democracy Illinois
- League of Women Voters of Illinois
- NAACP Illinois
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN ILLINOIS
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR ILLINOIS
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN ILLINOIS
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN ILLINOIS
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN ILLINOIS
Twenty-six states, including Illinois, & DC allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Illinois DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about H.R.1, the For the People Act, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives in March 2019.
THE SENATE MUST ENACT DEMOCRACY REFORM!
Protect our freedom to vote! Urge your Senators to pass the For the People Act (S.1) a once-in-a-generation package of proven democracy reforms. Log your call and add your name to demand that the Senate support our democracy — and pass the For the People Act.
TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!
Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.
A letter from Change Illinois calling on public officials to commit to fair district maps amidst the pandemic.