No one should be denied the vote because they lack a photo ID. Yet in twelve states, voters have to show a photo ID at the polls. Voter ID laws disenfranchise anyone that does not have the time or money to obtain an ID. Of course, this burden primarily falls on women, people of color, and the working poor. Learn More ›
Common Cause Illinois works toward a future where every voice is heard in our democracy, and no one is disenfranchised or denied equal opportunity because of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.
Every year, Americans are intimidated at the polls, denied access to their elected representatives, and forced to watch corruption strangle our government. Voter suppression, unlimited campaign spending, and disingenuous jurisprudence are weakening our democracy. We will not stand idly by while our democracy is bought and sold. Nor will we stop until the principles of freedom and democracy that this republic was founded upon are restored to each and every American. Join us as we stand up to inequality!