Welcome to the Progressives of Kane County.
We endeavor to represent progressive values throughout Kane County and to use these to drive legislative and electoral successes.
Our next general meeting is on Tuesday, January 9th at 7 pm at the Elgin Township Building, 729 S McLean Blvd #200, Elgin, IL 60123
Check our calendar often for actions and events. New ones are added on a regular basis.
How can I get started?
Please join us for our monthly meetings! They are at 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested in promoting progressive ideals is welcome.
What is the role of a member?
As a member, you can vote on issues, endorsements, and board member elections. Membership dues are $27 per year.
What else will I do?
It takes grass roots action to realize progressive change. You will have the opportunity to join rallies and marches, canvass and phone bank for candidates, and write letters and sign petitions in regards to policy. Want to do more? Join a committee! Our committee members research candidates and policy, manage our communications network, and develop strategy regarding issues and elections.
How do I learn about politics in Kane County?
The Kane County Government Guide provides an overview of the history of Kane County, scheduled elections, and current elected officials (please note, it was last updated in 2015).
How do I register to vote?
In order to vote in Kane County, you must be a U.S. Citizen, be 18 years of age, and be a resident for 30 days prior to the election. Specific instructions are available on the Kane County Elections site. Several of the members of the Progressives of Kane County are deputy voter registrars.
Please keep checking back here for important news as we retool our organization for the future.
For now, please check out our facebook group to keep up to date on the Progressive movement in Kane County, Illinois.
Meetings are usually the second Thursday of the month. Our July meeting is on Tuesday, July 11th at 7 pm in Elgin Township Government Building and our August meeting will be at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora.
Updates from Our Blog
- Why this veteran is supporting Traci Ellis - When I enlisted in the US Navy on August 5, 1995, I took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. I did not pledge to a flag. I did not swear an oath to stand during the national anthem. My pledge was to uphold a legal document that […]
- American Racism and the First Amendment - America has a racism problem. It’s not new, and it was not resolved with the Civil Rights Movement. The United States is filled with racists, and that is the truth, whether it offends people or not. Many people want to believe that everything is equal in this nation, for all races.
- The AHCA Will Be Dangerous to Us All - I want to briefly introduce myself. My name is Kristin Wagner. I was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, and after living in Tennessee and Texas returned back home to raise my two boys. I am a wife and mother, a former high school English teacher and currently a writer. I volunteer at our […]
- Seven of our progressive candidates have won their races! - Congratulations to all of our candidates! The hard work you put in and the immense help of your supporters has shown that our progressive ideals appeal to the majority of the American public. We thank you for all of the work you’ve done and all of the work you will do in office to help […]