Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Help clean up Illinois Politics!

As the Illinois Reform Commission continues its work and solicits input statewide, Citizen Action of Illinois launched a new campaign to clean up the corruption of state politics. Here is their statement on the "Lincoln Agenda", a new legislative initiative:

Recent scandals have only reinforced the need for major reforms to Illinois politics. Candidates for public office should listen to the voters - not pay-to-play donors and their six-figure contributions!

Do you agree? Join us!


Citizen Action/Illinois is working with our allies and concerned citizens across the state to promote the "Lincoln Agenda", a proposal to implement public financing of elections and create limits on campaign contributions. These reforms would clean up Illinois politics once and for all!

We have an excellent opportunity to promote the need for these reforms at the Illinois Reform Commission's series of Town Hall Discussions. The Illinois Reform Commission is an independent advisory group, created by executive order of Governor Patrick Quinn. The Commission has already begun examining government practices and ethics, and will soon deliver deliver its recommendations for cleaning up state government.

Now is OUR opportunity to create real change in Illinois!

Join us!

Thanks for all you do!

Citizen Action/Illinois is encouraging broad discussion in the upcoming town hall meetings being organized by the Reform Commission:

Thursday, March 19, 2009
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
North Central College
Meily-Swallow Hall
30 N. Brainard St.
Naperville, IL

Thursday, March 26, 2009
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Augustana College
Franklin W. Olin Center for Educational Technology
733 35th St.
Rock Island, IL

Monday, April 6, 2009
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
University of Illinois College of Law
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.
Champaign, IL

Thursday, April 23, 2009
Time: Evening
East St. Louis, IL

Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time: TBD
Dekalb, IL

No town hall discussions near you? Tell the Reform Commission that you support public financing! Leave your comments here.

"Lincoln Agenda"

* Establishes a voluntary system of clean election/public financing for the Illinois state legislature, its leaders, and the judiciary.
* Establishes a system of comprehensive campaign contribution limits for the Illinois state legislature.

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