Illinois’ upcoming race for governor is slated to be one of the most expensive in U.S. history and has been used as a prime example for campaign finance reform by organizers. But how do we track the mega millions? What does reform look like? How can everyday citizens participate? This Public Newsroom aims to breakdown this complicated issue with an Illinois Campaign for Political Reform Neighborhood Sunshine workshop hosted by Executive Director Mary Miro and Policy Director Alisa Kaplan.
ICPR’s Neighborhood Sunshine is a series of interactive programs focused on micro (local) and macro (Illinois) political reform issues. These workshops feature ICPR’s work on money in politics, government ethics, gender equity, and improving voter access and turnout. The discussions connect these topics to local issues such as neighborhood safety, economic development, and school quality.