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  • ACE-Naperville


    Naperville, IL

    Born out of the Women’s March in January, 2017, ACE-Naperville is a progressive, grassroots group based in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our main areas of concern include health, education, and welfare; the environment; human rights; federal and state budgets; and campaigns and candidates.

  • Action for a Better Tomorrow

    Action for a Better Tomorrow

    Chicago, IL

    Determined to make a difference, not just through action but through better action. Action takes a different approach to civic engagement: through our vetted, meticulously-researched actions and our trainings and seminars, we empower our members to be more informed, prepared and ready to create a better world for future generations.

  • Action for Justice IL

    Action for Justice IL

    Fox Valley, IL

    We are a grassroots organization dedicated to taking meaningful action for positive change. IL14/6.

  • Chicago CRED

    Chicago, IL

    Chicago CRED (Creating Real Economic Destiny) was created in 2016 by Emerson Collective, a social impact organization founded and run by Laurene Powell Jobs, along with former U.S. Education Secretary and Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan. Our singular purpose is to achieve a transformative reduction in Chicago gun violence.

  • Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

    Chicago Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

    Chicago, IL

    We are civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. We provide legal representation through partnerships with the private bar, and we collaborate with grassroots organizations and other advocacy groups to implement community-based solutions that advance civil rights.

  • Chicago Lawyers’ Committee

    Chicago Lawyers’ Committee

    Chicago, IL

    Chicago Lawyers’ Committee was founded in 1969 as a group of civil rights lawyers and advocates working to secure racial equity and economic opportunity for all. Our vision is to root out and dismantle deeply entrenched systems of discrimination, racism, and economic oppression by using the power of the law to give voice to those most impacted by these civil rights issues.

  • Chicago Unheard

    Chicago Unheard

    Chicago, IL

    Chicago Unheard tells the untold stories of struggle and success in Chicago Public Schools. We are a space for parents, students, teachers and everyone with a stake in improving public schools to share their experiences and weigh in on policy, politics and practice in Chicago’s public schools. We have a particular interest in the stories of Chicago’s neighborhood schools and how they are working to improve outcomes for all kids.

  • Chicago Women Take Action

    Chicago Women Take Action

    Chicago, IL

    Chicago Women Take Action (CWTA) is a group of women united in the commitment to achieve women’s leadership and economic and social equality. We are activists of all ages (many of us belong to several organizations) working on the local, national and international level to promote women leaders and secure the health and well being of women, their families, and their communities.

  • Citizen Action Illinois

    Citizen Action Illinois

    Chicago, IL

    Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a decade of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. Leading campaigns for lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections. Working hard to hold our elected officials accountable on these issues every day in the State House and in the Congress.

  • Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th

    Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th


    The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th (CBIL6) is a network of grassroots groups in the 6th Congressional District of Illinois who believe that everyone deserves equal and fair treatment regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status and that a successful democracy requires an informed and engaged public.

  • College Democrats of Illinois

    College Democrats of Illinois


    College Democrats of Illinois is an organization of student activists dedicated to electing experienced, hardworking Democrats to local, state, and federal office in Illinois. CDIL is dedicated to fighting the Trump/Rauner agenda from congress to city council.

  • DuPage County NOW

    Naperville, IL

    NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQIA rights. Our chapter welcomes new members to help fight for women's rights on the local and national level. DuPage County NOW is the local Illinois chapter of the National Organization for Women. NOW is the largest, most comprehensive feminist advocacy group in the United States. NOW is one of the few multi-issue progressive organizations in the United States. NOW is a non-profit grassroots organization that stands against all oppression, recognizing that racism, sexism and homophobia are interrelated, that other forms of oppression such as classism and ableism work together with these three to keep power and privilege concentrated in the hands of a few. NOW's top 6 priority issues are: * Advancing Reproductive Freedom * Promoting Diversity and Ending Racism * Stopping Violence Against Women * Winning LGBT Rights * Achieving Constitutional Equality * Ensuring Economic Justice Here are some additional issues NOW supports: * Affirmative Action * Disability Rights * Family/Family Law * Fighting the Right * Global Feminism * Health * Immigration * Judicial Nominations * Legislation * Marriage Equality * Media Activism * Mothers/Caregivers Economic Rights * Working for Peace * Social Security * Supreme Court * Title IX/Education * Welfare * Women-Friendly Workplace * Women in the Military * Young Feminist Programs How Does NOW Take Action? * Educating the public and media about the status of and threats to women's rights * Organizing rallies, protests, demonstrations and marches of all sizes * Protesting businesses that mistreat women and people of color * Lobbying for and writing laws that promote full equality for women * Registering new voters and inspiring them to get to the polls * Recruiting and electing feminist candidates at all levels of government * Initiating and supporting lawsuits against violators of women's rights * Demanding fair and unbiased courts and judicial nominees * Working in coalition with progressive DuPage NOW Meetings are generally held on Saturday afternoons at the DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church (DUUC), 4S535 Old Naperville Road, Naperville IL, in the Founders Room. For map and directions, visit www.duuc.org. For our next meeting date, watch our page or email [email protected] If our issues relating to equality for women socially and politically are important to you, please join NOW! If you are in the DuPage County, Illinois area, join the DuPage County chapter. Even if you're not ready to join but are interested in finding out more, attend our next meeting.
  • Elevated Chicago

    Elevated Chicago

    Chicago, IL

    Elevated Chicago launched in 2017 to present collaborative, community-led solutions to neighborhood displacement and inequities using an underutilized asset: our public transit system. Historically, trains have connected people to places; we believe transit can also can connect people to ideas, innovations and capital, both within and outside of their communities.

  • Elgin Green Groups 350

    Elgin Green Groups 350

    Elgin, IL

    Elgin Green Groups 350 works in the Fox Valley area to advance climate solutions. We support and share information about groups we are involved in and their actions! We post a google calendar many green activities we are part of.We also are involved in a group opposing the expansion of the Enbridge pipelines in Illinois! Dubbed Line 66, plans to twin line 61 in four nearby counties is being actively opposed. Email or call for more info! Sandy K. 847-741-7375.

  • Elmhurst College Democrats

    Elmhurst, Illinois

    A student organization at Elmhurst College dedicated to promoting Democratic and liberal values and ideals; local chapter of College Democrats of Illinois. We have been on the Elmhurst College campus since 2012. This chapter is part of the College Democrats of Illinois, which in turn is part of College Democrats of America. We meet in the Melanchton or Bryan Room every Thursday from 4-5. This semester, we are going to be a part of a big push for our campus to be active in this primary elections. Given the weight this election has on how the country will be for at least the next 4 years, we hope to provide fair discussion and educate the masses on issues that affect us all. COME OUT AND JOIN THE ELMHURST COLLEGE DEMOCRATS! LET'S MAKE THIS A TERRIFIC YEAR! GO DEMS! From our group Constitution: 'The Elmhurst College Chapter of the College Democrats is committed to providing an outlet of political awareness. Through educational forums, campaigning, and speakers, the Chapter will not only promote liberal values but also to increase the general intelligence of all voters on campus, regardless of political ideology.'
  • Grassroots Network IL

    Grassroots Network IL


    The purpose of Grassroots Network Illinois is to promote activities and provide information that supports informed citizenship and progressive values, including the following: It is the responsibility of a just society to strive for freedom, equality, and security for all its citizens. The government should represent the interests of the people, and not corporations. All individuals have different experiences, and those with privileges must listen to and stand up for those without. Grassroots Network Illinois is nonpartisan and will not endorse political candidates, however, it may provide a platform for progressive groups to share their endorsements and opinions.