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Category: Vote

Feb 05, 2021
2021 Illinois Consolidated Election

Illinois voters across the state will select representatives for city councils, mayors, school boards, park boards and other local elected officials during the Illinois Consolidated Election on Apr. 6. Primary is Feb. 23.

Jan 26, 2021
Supreme Court denies Janus

The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 25 that it won’t hear a bloc of cases that sought to financially kneecap unions for obeying the law.

Oct 14, 2020
Illinois AFL-CIO President Tim Drea calls for action on stimulus

"This should not be a partisan issue. The coronavirus is devastating all communities governed by officials from both parties. And federal aid is designed to save jobs and public services everywhere."

Oct 08, 2020
Trump blocks aid to state, local governments

President Trump said on Tuesday, October 6 that he would halt all negotiations for a coronavirus relief bill with Congress until after the election.

Oct 08, 2020
Why We Vote

An interview with Maja Lindall (age 10), On the Move contributing artist.

Jul 29, 2020
Illinois expands vote by mail

Safe voting options increased during ongoing pandemic when Gov. JB Pritzker signed a law expanding the state’s vote-by-mail program for the general election in November.

Jun 01, 2020
Change must come

AFSCME joins in mourning the unconscionable death of George Floyd and in demanding justice for his family and an end to the contagion of racism that continues to beset our country.

May 14, 2020
Coronavirus raises stakes for Fair Tax

The Fair Tax has always been about creating a tax system that works for all Illinoisans and putting our state on the path to fiscal sustainability, and it’s clear that is needed more than ever in the wake of this pandemic.

May 05, 2020
Fund the front lines

Frontline public service workers—like tens of thousands of AFSCME members across Illinois—are putting their lives at risk to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell Congress to do its part to fund the front lines.

Apr 14, 2020
Victory north of the border!

The good people of Wisconsin made some important history last week by electing pro-labor justice Jill Karofsky to the state’s Supreme Court.