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Voting & Elections 01.18.2016

Democracy Spotlight: Martese Chism, Chicago Activist

Help us honor one of our 2016 Champions of Democracy, Martese Chism. Martese comes from four generations of activists who have given their lives fighting for voting rights.

Ethics 11.19.2015

Important Transparency Reform Passes in Chicago

This means that any future privatization deals will require longer review periods, more input from the public, and more contractor oversight.

Money & Influence 11.2.2015

Invigorating Democracy: A Case For Small-Donor Matching

A Letter to the Editor by Ezer Smith on the efforts of Common Cause Illinois to fight for Fair Elections in Chicago.

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