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Support SB 2089 and Transparency in Political Money in Illinois

If you live in Illinois, please use this form to send an email to your state Representative and state Senator to urge passage of SB 2089

Transparency about Political Donations in Illinois

If you live in Illinois, please use this form to send an email to your state Representative and state Senator to urge passage of SB 2089

At EveryLibrary, we are concerned that ‘dark money’ in politics plays an outsized role in elections from the top of the ticket down to local library campaigns. We are committed to changing the way that political action committees can mask their donors even as a few wealthy ideologues push their anti-library agenda. To help be the change we seek, EveryLibrary has signed on to support SB 2089, a new bill in Illinois that would subject us and other 501c4 super-PACs to the same laws and disclosure requirements as every other political action committees in Illinois.

If passed, SB 2089 does two smart things to change the role money in politics in Illinois. It creates new access for the public to information about who is spending money to influence policy and tip elections. SB 2089 also secures and ensures the continued confidentiality of non-political donations and keeps those donors' records secure. We see this bill as an important step in the right direction for cleaning up Illinois politics, and fully support its passage.


 

A donation of $25-50 funds our political actions for libraries


If you live in Illinois, please use this form to send an email to your state Representative and state Senator to urge passage of SB 2089. We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the bill and the coalition work we are engaged in to pass it. If you believe in free and fair elections, and want to see dark money get out of Illinois politics, take this important step and add your voice in support of SB 2089 today.


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