Actions Speaker Louder Than Press Releases and Campaign Mailers

It’s not enough to tell Illinois families: “I’m working on it.”

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SAFE-T Act Supporters Can’t Talk Their Way Out of This Disastrous Legislation

Fears of crime and public safety are reach all-time highs.

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Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth? Part II

City leadership is failing families.

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Illinois’ Higher Education Racket

Hold universities accountable NOW before the tuition crisis digs current and future students deeper and deeper into debt.

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Illinois’ Higher Education Racket

Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth?

The City already spends billions of your dollars. So what are you getting for it?

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What Pritzker and Lightfoot Get Wrong About Attracting Businesses

Pritzker and Lightfoot are hopeful that the state’s extreme abortion rights will help attract businesses and spur job growth in the shrinking state. 

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What Pritzker and Lightfoot Get Wrong About Attracting Businesses

The Core Constituency Championing the School Choice Movement

The movement to restore educational freedom to families continues to expand and gain support all across the country. 

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The Core Constituency Championing the School Choice Movement

Repeal the ‘Safe-T Act’ and Protect Families

The ‘Safe-T Act’ is demoralizing police departments, emboldening criminals, and leaving communities defenseless. 

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Pritzker’s Partisan Push for President

Pritzker may think he has what it takes to be President, but the policy outcomes in Illinois tell a different story.

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Actions Speaker Louder Than Press Releases and Campaign Mailers

September 22, 2022 By Katie Clancy Illinois legislators take advantage of politically expedient moments instead of of instituting meaningful reform. They settle for the bare minimum, send out a nice sounding press release, and throw it on a campaign mailer hoping to get reelected the next cycle. For ...
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SAFE-T Act Supporters Can’t Talk Their Way Out of This Disastrous Legislation

September 19, 2022 By Katie Clancy Supporters of the SAFE-T Act are being forced to defend their position on the Act, especially the impending elimination of cash bail on January 1, 2023. More and more residents are becoming weary of this disastrous legislation as fears of crime and ...
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Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth? Part II

August 31, 2022 By Katie Clancy After Mayor Lightfoot announced she was increasing property taxes, taking $42 million out of taxpayers’ pockets and moving it into City coffers, we posed the question to Chicago homeowners, are you getting your money’s worth? And time and time again, city leaders ...
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The Illinois Opportunity Project believes that empowering and organizing people around our shared values is the most impactful way to change our State and strengthen our communities. 

We use the neighborhood team model and relational organizing to empower individuals to change their neighborhoods and advance free-market principles into law.
 
This relationship-centric approach prioritizes the identification, training, and development of volunteer leaders. These local leaders build field organizations that drive voter contact, strengthen their communities, and create lasting policy and political change. It is a grassroots model that builds advocacy capacity from the neighborhood up, not the top down.
 
This approach of investing in people, building relationships, and creating a structure of cascading training and leadership development allows us to contact and educate voters on an enormous scale.

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DAN UGASTE

State Representative - District 65

Dan Ugaste is an American politician and Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives for the 65th district. The district, located in the Chicago metropolitan area, includes all or parts of Batavia, Elgin, Geneva, Hampshire, South Elgin, and St. Charles.

DEANNE MAZZOCHI

State Representative - District 47

Deanne Mazzochi is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 47th district. The 47th district includes all or parts of Elmhurst, Oak Brook, Oakbrook Terrace, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Hinsdale, Westmont, and Downers Grove.

MIKE MARRON

State Representative - District 104

Michael T. Marron is a Republican member of the Illinois House of Representatives from the 104th district. The 104th district includes parts of Champaign and Vermilion counties in east-central Illinois.

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