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Voting & Elections 04.26.2017

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

“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.


Statement by Common Cause IL Executive Director Brian Gladstein on Gov. Rauner's Budget Address

Cause urges the Governor to support the Fair Elections Act, introduced last week by Senator Daniel Biss. Creating a small donor public financing system will bring the power back to the people and not the ultra rich and large special interests.

Ethics 12.15.2016

Over 400,000 Petitions Delivered to Trump Properties and Congress On Day Trump Promised Press Conference

On the day that President-elect Donald Trump promised a press conference to discuss how he will “remove” himself from his businesses, activists across the county delivered over 400,000 petition signatures to Trump’s properties protesting his conflicts of interests

Voting & Elections 11.29.2016

Governor Rauner Forces Republican Legislators To Abandon Bipartisan Voting Reform Measure

Automatic Voter Registration could have registered up to two million eligible voters in Illinois


Election Day Registration Restored - Common Cause Applauds Appellate Court

Election Day Registration Restored - Common Cause Applauds Appellate Court

Money & Influence 07.12.2016

New Poll Shows Majority of Chicago Businesses Support Fair Elections

Common Cause Illinois commends the Committee for Economic Development for commissioning an important new study showing the broad support from the business community for Fair Elections.

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