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Voting & Elections 08.15.2016

More Than 5,000 Common Cause Members Are Already Working To Override Rauner’s Veto

More Than 5,000 Common Cause Members Are Already Working To Override Rauner’s Veto

Voting & Elections 08.3.2016

Let's Make Illinois A Leader In Voting Rights

Time is running out for you to sign Automatic Voter Registration, a groundbreaking piece of legislation that will increase the number of participants in our democracy – by up to 2 million citizens

Voting & Elections 05.24.2016

Why Republicans Should Love Automatic Voter Registration

A new voting reform is sweeping the nation called Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). California, Oregon, Vermont, and West Virginia have all passed variations of AVR to bring more people into the voting process.


It is Time To End Unpatriotic Obstruction in the Senate

We are pleased to see that Senator Kirk has pledged to do his job and rejected Senator McConnell’s obstruction. But that alone is not enough.


Congratulations to the 2016 Champions of Democracy!

On February 10th, Common Cause Illinois held it’s 2016 Champions of Democracy celebration. I was honored and inspired by all of our awardees and the stories that they shared.


Democracy Spotlight: Senator Don Harmon

With only one week until the Celebration, we are proud to announce our fourth and final Champion of Democracy, Senator Don Harmon.

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