HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE IL LEGISLATURE REPRESENTS
US WHILE MAKING SURE IT’S EFFICIENT AND ACCOUNTABLE?

HOW CAN THE ILLINOIS GENERAL ASSEMBLY SAFEGUARD
AGAINST CORRUPTION AND CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

What are the trade offs that come with the shape, number,
and single member representation of Illinois’ districts?

Is corruption significant
and how do we guard against it?

Does our legislature represent us?

Legislative Reform

Illinois’ General Assembly is a representative body that makes our state laws. Is everyone represented? What impact do party politics have on lawmaking?

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User Guide

User Guide
The User Guide explains the NextGen Illinois process and leads you through the steps to get involved. Read through it, join a caucus and take action.

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Sara Rennproblem: legislators get into office based on family name. how do we combat that? - labor caucus

3 years, 1 month ago
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Sara Rennincreased transparency and public discourse in major policy decisions (e.g. budget, legislation, etc).

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Sara Rennincreased voter education framed around how issues impact communities

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Civic Lab CaucusRequire more than two parties be represented at official debates

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusRequire some biographical information or a a statement listed for each candidate on a ballot

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMore legislator attendance at public schools

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusRemove party affiliations from ballots (and put a platform instead)

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMake votes anonymous on bills OR give an anonymous option

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMore ways to get to know representatives - town halls, commercials

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusCandidate evaluation website - enter your point of view and the site tells you which candidate is the closest match

3 years ago
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Civic Lab Caucusmore citizen - candidate vetting [but we need to make sure money doesn't over-influence the process!]

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusCampaign finance reform. Pass IL measure calling for a federal constitutional convention - Ross

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusRequire direct conversation with affected populations from sponsors of bills and gain a certain amount of public approval [passport with stamps?]

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusTax incentives to vote!

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusRestrict negative political campaign videos - more careful monitoring of slander in ads

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusTerm limits career politicians keep things stagnant and can be apathetic - Ross

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusMoney in elections

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Civic Lab CaucusBribes and corruption is a problem

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusCorporations have too much influence on legislators in Springfield

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusIrony of having to go through the system to fix the system

3 years ago
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Civic Lab CaucusUnder-representaiton in elections. Low-turn out, felon/misdemeanor, disenfranchisement, ID laws

3 years ago
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