Advocacy: We organize people across Illinois to get involved in their community, express their opinions on policy, and more
Fighting for a more responsive, inclusive democracy
We advocate for a democracy where everyone participates and everyone’s voice and vote are counted equally — where everyone plays by common sense rules. We fight for reforms at all levels of government to make government more transparent, ethical, and effective for the people. We also work to hold accountable those who break the public’s trust. Our work includes ethics reform, redistricting reform, campaign finance reform, and more.
Our successes so far
Our members were key to helping to pass automatic voter registration in Illinois. We’ve argued for comprehensive ethics reform in the General Assembly and continue to fight for a broad-based ethics bill that will fix Illinois’ reputation and hold all government officials more accountable. We are also a leader in the democracy reform arena, serving as a resource for other organizations to assist them in doing good work in their local communities. We’ve put together the largest nonprofit election protection program in Illinois history, and we’re also busy developing and training the next generation of leaders in Illinois through our flagship Leadership6 Internship Program.
Education: We put our expertise to work for the people of Illinois through our public education programming and internship program
Our Public Education Programming
Knowledge is power, which is why public education is a core part of the work we do. Our seminars, roundtable discussions, and presentations have helped educate thousands across the state on issues such as the census, ethics, money & politics, and more.
Training the next generation of leaders in Illinois
Every year, we select 24 students to participate in our one-of-a-kind Leadership6 Internship Program, a program that combines policy and leadership training to cultivate the next generation of leaders in Illinois. Learn more about our Leadership6 Internship Program here.