Wednesday, July 5th - Tell Lisa Madigan to speak out against request for voter rolls

Actions you can take today

  • Action #1: Call Attorney General Lisa Madigan and ask that she speak out against the request from Kris Kobach and the Trump Administration for voter rolls

Tools you can use

Action #1: Call Attorney General Lisa Madigan and ask that she speak out against the request from Kris Kobach and the Trump Administration for voter rolls

Lisa Madigan

Chicago: (312) 814-3000

Springfield: (217) 782-1090

Script: Hi, my name is ____________ and I'm a registered voter in Illinois. I'm calling to ask Lisa Madigan to make a public statement rejecting the request by Kris Kobach for Illinois voter rolls. 44 states have released statements denying this request, including Maryland which also has a Board of Elections. Illinois needs to make a statement against this attempt at voter suppression.

Why Today's Action is Important

Since the request for voter rolls came down from Kris Kobach and the Trump administration, reactions have been strongly negative from almost all states. Illinois, however, has been strangely silence. We called Friday and bothered the Board of Elections, but their stance was they could not make a statement as they had not seen any sort of letter from Kris Kobach.

Well, these excuses don't fly. The requests contained within the letter are public knowledge and Maryland, a state with a similar structure to Illinois, has released a statement from their Attorney General.

This is why we are asking Lisa Madigan to release a statement. 44 states have released a statement rejecting the Kris Kobach request in whole or in part, and Illinois remains From the article above:

And while six states are still awaiting a letter from the commission, four of them -- New Mexico, Michigan, South Carolina and West Virginia -- have already pledged not to provide voters' private information. The other two of those six states, Arkansas and Illinois, have not released statements ahead of receiving the letter.

Come on, now. This should not be a difficult decision.