Common Cause Illinois

Americans deserve open, honest, accountable government.

We’re working to deliver it.

Illinoisans face a culture of corruption from the huge influence of special interests and a government that too often ignores the will of the people. Common Cause Illinois and its members are building a movement to fight back for a real and accountable democracy. After re-launching the state chapter in 2012, we continue to advance landmark reforms to create a stronger voice for every Illinoisan, from improving access to the polls to getting big money out of politics. If you’re interested in voter rights, campaign finance reform, or simply creating a government that works for the people, get involved with Common Cause Illinois to help build a movement for a great democracy.

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The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a coalition of corporations that operates as a non-profit, yet lobbies lawmakers to draft legislation important to the political agendas and financial interests of it's corporate members. Learn More ›

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Same Day Registration

Common Cause Illinois is working tirelessly to advocate for election reform measures, such as same day registration (SDR), to increase access to the ballot box and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to vote. In 2003, Common Cause Illinois was instrumental in the creation of an online voter registration system in Illinois and now in 2004, are advocating for SDR along with modernizing the election process. Learn More ›

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Election Protection

Protecting the freedom to vote for all eligible Americans is fundamental to preserving our democracy. Yet in every election many eligible voters are confused, disenfranchised, and unable to exercise their right to vote. You will help protect one of our most fundamental rights in a direct and effective way. Learn More ›

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Congress's plan to avert a government shutdown is chock full of handouts to special interest donors and provisions that subvert our democracy. There's a better way forward -- tell your lawmakers to pass a clean funding bill today! ACT NOW:
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Election Day Registration was passed last night! Thank you for all of your suppo...
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