IL Senate Overrides AVR Veto


Today, the State Senate voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto and pass SB 250 for automatic voter registration.

This happened due to the tireless work of leaders with the Just Democracy Illinois coalition and our allies in Springfield.

But this fight isn’t over. Now it’s time for the IL House to do the same. Call your state representative and ask them to support SB 250 today.

In 2016, something unprecedented happened–Republicans and Democrats came together in support of SB 250 for Automatic Voter Registration in Illinois.


Just Democracy IL visited Springfield consistently to show grassroots support for #AVRinIL

It’s important now more than ever to make sure voting is accessible and available to every single citizen who wants to participate.


Leaders from Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Chicago Votes and Action Now Institute held a rally and press conference on National Voter Registration Day calling on leaders to support voting rights.

Whether it’s through advancing smart policy like election day registration, blending art and democracy at events with Chance The Rapper, or training young people to lead transformative civic engagement, we are committed to building young people’s power from the ground up.

Now is the time to pitch in and support transformative civic engagement. Become a monthly giver today and join us as we march toward a more equitable and truly representative democracy.

With love,

Jen, Rudy, Nicole, Derek, Camille, Moses, Christian and the rest of the Chicago Votes team.