The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th (CBIL6) is a network of grassroots groups and individuals working in the 6th Congressional District of Illinois who share a core set of values based upon the beliefs that people in the United States of America deserve equal and fair treatment regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status and that a successful democracy requires an informed and engaged public.
CBIL6 focuses its attention, energies and resources on public advocacy involving matters relating to the organization’s core values on behalf of the people of the 6th District of Illinois. CBIL6 coordinates, supports and facilitates member groups in their efforts to achieve their shared goals and will sponsor, promote, and/or produce certain district-wide events and activities in association with member groups and, as appropriate, with other like-minded organizations. CBIL6 will promote and support efforts in the 6th district to educate the residents on issues affecting them, share elected officials’ positions on those issues, and encourage citizens to register and vote.
We’ve had several successful protest and rallies thus far. The time for action is now!
The Coalition for a Better Illinois 6th is an all-volunteer organization that relies entirely upon small-dollar donations for our efforts, and we’re having a profound impact. This summer and fall we knocked on the doors of over 9,000 voters who share our values but don’t regularly vote in midterm elections. We trained hundreds of volunteers to canvass for the first time and built an unprecedented volunteer network across the IL6 Congressional District and surrounding area.
We need to raise $1,500 in November to pay for the IL 6th Congressional District Democratic Primary Candidates Forum that we are jointly hosting with the The Glenbard North High School Civics Club. NBC5 Chicago’s Political Reporter, Mary Ann Ahern, will moderate the forum. The event is December 12 and information is available on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1306877362751826/
Your contribution of any size will be greatly appreciated and will go directly towards this important opportunity for the candidates running to oppose Peter Roskam to get their message directly to voters and the community.
Please note that contributions to CBIL6 are not tax deductible. The Coalition for a Better IL-6th is organized as a social welfare organization under a 501(c)(4) with Citizen Action/Illinois.
Congressman Peter Roskam refuses to hold town halls, which are a bedrock of our democracy. Instead he holds “tele town halls” with screened questions and no follow-ups allowed. He usually asks for registrations on his campaign website, which allows him to use your name for political purposes and during election campaigns.
We think a town hall is part of a Congressman’s regular duties and should not be a political event. We also think town halls should be open to the public and that questions should be freely asked without screening so constituents can ask about any topic and hear unrehearsed responses and see how their representative thinks on his feet.
But when an elected official never holds a real town hall, those issues are moot. Here is how long we’ve been waiting for Congressman Roskam to fulfill his duty to hold a town hall:
If you are looking for more information or wanting to volunteer your time, contact us to find more information about the coalition.