Thank you to the approximately 100 people who attended our June 18, 2019 group meeting, which focused on election integrity. This informative meeting was conducted jointly with Common Cause Illinois. Jay Young, its Executive Director, discussed the impacts of H.R. 1 and the 2020 Census on fairer elections. Georgia Logothetis, the Assistant Executive Director, covered the history of election financing in the U.S. and the importance of fair election financing reform.
Common Cause Illinois sides with no one but the people as we build a democracy that works for all of us. Every aspect of our elections and representative self-government must be fair, open, accessible, and set-up so we all have faith in the integrity of election outcomes and of those who serve us. The right to vote and have our voices heard is fundamental to our democracy. Our democracy is stronger when every eligible Americans participates, confident that when they cast a vote that it will be counted as cast, that the process is secure, and that anyone who interferes or tampers with our elections will be held accountable.
Since relaunching our state organization in 2012, we’ve advanced landmark reforms, giving a stronger voice for every Illinoisan. These reforms include implementing Online Voter Registration, Election Day v
oter registration and most recently, Automatic Voter Registration (AVR). All of these voting rights reforms increase access to the polls and strengthen our democracy as a result.
The meeting ended with a review of other Indivisible Evanston election integrity projects, including Risk Limiting Audits, Abolishing the Electoral College and our program to help Chicago area college students register to vote in their home swing states.
At the end of the meeting, we explained the impeachment process and related issues, asking all members to complete our survey on impeachment options.