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CCIL Testimony Before US Commission on Civil Rights

As one of the organizations that is out on the front lines, we are sad to report that our democracy is under assault.


Democracy Spotlight: Representative Theresa Mah

With the event just six weeks away, we are proud to introduce you to one of our 2017 Champion of Democracy awardees, Representative Theresa Mah.


This work is more important than ever

In a moment when democracy is being threatened more than at any time in modern political history, Common Cause’s role is more important than ever.

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.

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