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:

FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN ILLINOIS

A state-by-state database by Center for Secure and Modern Elections to make sure every eligible voter is able to safely register, vote, and have their voices heard.

VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN ILLINOIS

An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.

LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN ILLINOIS

A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.

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.

Urgent Action

HOW YOU CAN ADVOCATE FOR SAFE VOTING DURING THE 2020 PANDEMIC

Safe Voting Now is working to make sure no one is disenfranchised by this public health crisis — actively working with state governments and partners to watchdog how any changes will impact voters. Select your state or use the map below to demand Vote-by-Mail in your state!

Success Stories

Letter to leadership: Illinois must act on redistricting reform before 2021 remap

A brief letter from Change Illinois, calling on public officials to commit to fair district maps amidst the pandemic. The letter shows support amongst both organization and the citizenry of Illinois