We are a group of Chicago Area Progressives based primarily on Chicago’s north side and northern suburbs have worked over the last 7 years to advance a Political Progressive Agenda, as a response to our failed two-party system, and excessive corporate influence on our elected officials.
In planning and organizing in partnership with like-minded organizations, DIAC seeks to inspire, train and mobilize our community to stay involved and take action.
We are currently organized into the following four task forces:
- Voter Registration and Fair Elections – Educate citizens about how to register and vote. Serve as Poll Watchers to insure election integrity. Work to amend Citizens United and return our Democracy to the people.
- Positive Change for Climate Protection - Protect the environment and reduce the effects of climate change by education and action.
- Illinois Budget – Lobbying for a fair budget for Illinois, including revenue and supporting programs to help schools and the poor.
- Gun Violence Prevention – Work to support common sense gun reform policies, locally and nationally. Educate people on the harm that violence brings to our city and our region.
We meet monthly for a general meeting, and once monthly for a general political discussion and friendship group.