Common cause led by its northern Illinois chapter and Evanston members launched a small donor match campaign in Evanston. Small donor increases the importance of small donations leading to greater political engagement and more opportunities for different kinds of people to run for office. The program empowers ordinary people and as Evanston prioritizes equity, our members thought it was a great time in the movement to mobilize in their communities

To do this, Common cause has joined the Equitable Evanston coalition, a black and brown led initiative focusing on equity. The small donor matching program will be a part of many other equitable solutions that the coalition works on.