UNBIASED, FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT AND THE POLICIES THAT MATTER TO YOU
It’s hard to keep up with our state government. That’s why we’ve collected everything you need to know to about some of the major issues that affect our democracy today. Learn about issues that matter most to you so you can make informed decisions, hold our representatives accountable, and find ways to create change.
LEARN – SHARE – GET INVOLVED – MAKE A DIFFERENCE
It’s time for every Illinoisan to agree that whether we care about health care, taxes, or help for small businesses, the influence of wealthy donors, political parties, and corporations can drown out our voices and prevent the will of the people from being carried out. When gerrymandering lets politicians choose their voters, or our communities aren’t accurately represented in the census, or big money buys votes in Springfield, we all lose.
The Illinois General Assembly redraws districts boundaries every ten years to give themselves an unfair advantage, cancelling out thousands of votes (maybe even yours).
MONEY IN POLITICS
Illinois political campaigns have long been financed through a system some consider legalized bribery. Representatives are essentially working for lobbyists and donors: not you.
CENSUS COUNT ACCURACY
Illinois legislators have the ability to invest in processes & technology resulting in effective, accurate counts. Census counts help determine state budgets & how communities receive fair funding.
GERRYMANDERING – WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
Watch a quick presentation about gerrymandering to learn how it affects us all, and what it means for your voting rights.
COMING TO A LOCATION NEAR YOU
Join us on a Purple Bench near you. We’ll be traveling all over Illinois to talk to citizens like you! Take a seat, engage and learn, then get involved to make a big difference for your community.