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July 29, 2014
Learn how you can get politicians and candidates to agree to a "People's Pledge" that will limit campaign spending and negative ads by "independent" super PACs and other groups.
November 19, 2015 - November 19, 2015
Help fight for Fair Elections in Chicago! We will be collecting signatures from supporters of campaign finance reform at the intersection of Clark/Broadway/Diversey and the surround areas.
January 13, 2016
This is the full ordinance for the Fair Elections small donor match program introduced to Chicago City Council on January 13, 2016.
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Summer fellow Mike Wiley explains what made his experience working for Common Cause unique
April 9, 2018; Featured Item, Blog Post, Status Update
A report Sunday on CBS News' 60 Minutes broadcast documents the Trump administration's tepid response to Russian intrusions into the 2016 US elections.
August 29, 2017
Today, Illinois became the tenth state, along with the District of Columbia, to successfully enact automatic voter registration (AVR). Governor Bruce Rauner signed into a law a bill that creates more accessible and secure elections by automatically registering voters unless they opt out of the program.
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.
Research & Reports
September 17, 2012
A report which looks at lobbying of the gambling industry in Illinois. The report reads in part: 'Over a ten-year period in which it sought to dramatically expand legalized gambling and turn Illinois into the Las Vegas of the Midwest, the gambling industry gave $9.7 million in campaign contributions to elected officials, political candidates, and political parties between the beginning of 2002 and June 30, 2012. '
July 26, 2011
This Report from the Common Cause Education Fund looks at the gambling lobby in Illinois from 2002-2011.
Executive Director, Common Cause Illinois, Common Cause, State Staff
Brian Gladstein is Executive Director of Common Cause Illinois.
Engagement and Development Director, Common Cause Illinois, Common Cause, Development and Membership
Erin Connelly is the Engagement and Development Director for Common Cause Illinois.