What we're about
Grassroots Progressive Political Activism
We are a people-led movement devoted to fighting for a fair economy and a just society. We combine the traditional tools of community organizing with direct lobbying and electoral politics in order to shape legislation, elect progressive candidates, and remove elected officials who serve the interests of the 1%. Large corporations and big-money interests have gained control of our elected officials and government. Our goal is to reclaim our towns, counties, and state governments from the grip of corporate interests and the excessively wealthy. It is time to reclaim our government and transform it into one that puts people and planet before profit.
Despite the presidential election, Cook County enjoyed some solid victories! The People's Lobby and Reclaim Chicago were instrumental in initiating a review process for all police shootings in Illinois, raising the county-wide minimum wage, completing ~65% of the canvassing for Kim Foxx, decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of cannabis, and winning ten aldermanic races including 3 new city council members among other victories. We're bringing this winning strategy to the suburbs and need your help!
Nine area candidates for a variety of offices have applied for and won the endorsement of The People's Lobby and Reclaim Chicago in January 2018. Phonebanks began January 10 and continue on Wednesdays through the primary to support their candidacies. Check our websites and Facebook pages.
The People's Lobby (http://www.thepeopleslobbyusa.org/)
Reclaim Chicago (http://www.reclaimchicago.org/platform/)
Check these out:
Illinois Student Access Bill (https://actionnetwork.org/letters/support-the-illinois-student-access-bill)
The People and Planet First Budget (http://www.faireconomyillinois.org/people-and-planet-first-budget-for-illinois/)
The Anti-Corruption Act (http://anticorruptionact.org/)
Indivisible Guide (https://www.indivisibleguide.com/)