Each Illinois General Assembly runs for two years, and each legislative session begins in January and is usually scheduled to end by May 31. The Catholic Conference of Illinois monitors each legislation for its effect on issues overseen by CCI’s departments.

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Find and contact your legislator

Find and contact your federal and state officials.

Current Alerts

Current Alerts

Political Guidelines

As tax-exempt organizations, parishes and Catholic Church organizations are prohibited from participating in partisan political activities. However, there are some activities in which you can participate.

Key Votes

Engaged voters will want to know how their state legislators voted on key issues.