Elected officials:

Legal and anti-discrimination resources:

  • ACLU of Illinois
  • CAIR Chicago (“Council on American-Islamic Relations is an organization formed solely for the purpose of advocacy, protection of civil rights and liberties, encouraging public engagement and education, building coalitions, and promoting justice, interfaith dialogue and understanding”)
  • Common Cause Illinois (“An independent voice for change and a watchdog against corruption and abuse of power.” Nationally, Common Cause serves as a “grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy” — which includes critical work like fighting gerrymandering.)
  • Equality Illinois (“Builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and social justice through education, advocacy and protection of the rights of the LGBT community.”)
  • Human Rights Campaign, Illinois (“Fights for LGBTQ equality in Illinois alongside state and local groups and lawmakers”)
  • Illinois Civil Justice League (“Working for … a civil justice system that is fair to all Illinois citizens and interests.”)
  • The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights (“Promote the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children with due regard to the child’s expressed wishes, according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law”)

Media, blogs, and online resources:


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