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:
- Better Government Association
- Change Illinois
- Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
- Chicago Votes
- Common Cause Illinois
- Communities United
- Illinois Ballot Integrity Project
- Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct
- Just Democracy Illinois
- League of Women Voters of Illinois
FIND OUT HOW, WHERE, AND WHEN TO VOTE IN ILLINOIS
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.
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!
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