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UPDATE: Thursday March 26, 2015
Thanks to those who filed witness slips to register support for civic education bills HB4024 and HB4025! Both bills, passed in committee on Wednesday and will be going to the House floor for a full vote.
3/26/15 Blog posts:
Financial support for civics education professional development secured in public-private partnership
#BringCivicsBack Overview of the need for civics education in IL and currently proposed legislation
2013 Annual Report
Citizen Guide Quick Links
Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
"Voluminous Request" Provision Fact Sheet
Contact CAC for assistance with filing a FOIA.
Illinois Open Meetings Act (OMA)
Public Comment in Illinois: May I Address the Elected Officials At My Public Body?
Addendum to the Civic Education Task Force Preliminary Report to the Illinois General Assembly.
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The Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) is an award winning, non-profit, non-partisan free community legal organization. Founded in 1994, CAC's mission is to build democracy for the 21st Century by strengthening the citizenry's capacities, resources, and institutions for self-governance.
CAC operates through the use of community lawyers who protect the public’s assets and promote meaningful participation in the democratic process. As an institution comprised of community lawyers, CAC engages in a multifaceted approach to building democracy through community organizing, coalition building, legal advocacy, civic education, and litigation to make government more accountable, accessible, and transparent.
We seek to increase democratic protocols at every level of government and develop the voice of the public. Efforts that start at the local level often result in statewide initiatives to address anti-democratic barriers rooted in state law.
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