SEIU represents more than 150,000 working people, including home care and child care providers, security officers, janitors, as well as public employees, medical professionals, first responders and social service workers. SEIU members are winning better wages, health care, and more secure jobs, while ensuring that working people, not just the wealthy and well-connected, benefit from today’s economy.
The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 with a mission to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet. In Illinois we are working with our 100,000 members and supporters toward a clean energy future, to protect our water supply, to advance sustainable transportation solutions, and conserve our natural heritage. Our members are energized to elect new leaders who support this bold agenda to move Illinois forward for future generations
Planned Parenthood is a visible and passionate advocate for policies that enable Illinoisans to access comprehensive reproductive and sexual health care, education, and information. Whether talking with members of Congress, parents, or faith leaders, we fight for commonsense policies that promote women’s health, allow individuals to prevent unintended pregnancies through access to affordable contraception, and protect the health of young people by providing them with comprehensive sex education.
Citizen Action/IL is the state’s largest progressive political coalition. Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and federal levels.
The mission of CA/IL is simple: our work is grounded in the belief that every human life has equal worth, that the purpose of society is to allow its members to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, and that there is a collective good beyond our individual interests. We advocate for and win public policies that reflect these values and embody social justice. Winning justice requires political power and we create political power by being a values-based, issue-oriented coalition in Illinois
Equality Illinois is the state's civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and full acceptance of the LGBTQ community.
ICIRR is dedicated to promoting the rights of immigrants and refugees to full and equal participation in the civic, cultural, social, and political life of our diverse society.
In partnership with our member organizations, the Coalition educates and organizes immigrant and refugee communities to assert their rights; promotes citizenship and civic participation; monitors, analyzes, and advocates on immigrant-related issues; and, informs the general public about the contributions of immigrants and refugees.
Formed in 1974, the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV) is the oldest, largest and statewide organization dedicated to the reduction of death and injury caused by the easy accessibility to firearms in our society. ICHV is recognized across the nation as a model for other state-based gun violence prevention groups. ICHV works on a variety of fronts to educate, raise public awareness, and build coalitions that enact change in laws and behavior.
Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. We're engaging and developing a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. We're changing laws to make Chicago and Illinois a better place to be young, and in the process we're making democracy FUN.
Local 881 UFCW represents 34,000 members employed in retail food and drug stores throughout Illinois and Northwest Indiana, as well as a professional division comprised of health and nursing home workers, barbers and cosmetologists, and workers in other retail and service industries. Local 881 is among the largest affiliates of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, which represents 1.3 million members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.