A Big Week for Winning Democracy at the State and Local Levels
June 2, 2017
While the Trump administration seems to be constantly retreating from government accountability, many states are leading the way to ensure a government of, by, and for the people. Just this week, action in three states and Washington, D.C. shows that real change is possible.
Automatic Voter Registration Nears Victory in Illinois
May 30, 2017
Illinois appears set to join the list of states that are making voting easier by automatically registering eligible citizens when they do business with state agencies.
Good News - And a Cautionary Note - On Elections From Illinois
May 5, 2017
There are two important pieces of voting news coming out of Illinois today, one good and the other ominous.
Common Cause Illinois Strongly Opposes A Constitutional Convention And Urges The General Assembly To Reject A Dangerous Proposal That Would Put All Of Our Constitutional Rights At Risk
April 26, 2017
“Every Illinois citizen should be terribly concerned about the reckless calls in this state for a constitutional convention,” warned Brian Gladstein, Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois.
Testimony in support of SB1933 Automatic Voter Registration
March 15, 2017
Every American – Republican, Democrat, or Independent – has a fundamental right to vote and have their voted counted. Our democracy works best when everybody makes his or her voice heard on Election Day.