Welcome the Northern Illinois Progressive Network!
Our group was formed in 2016 with an understanding that Americans are not as divided as some want us to believe. As Bernie endorsed candidates and local activists, we witnessed firsthand how generous the people of our county are, many of whom shared the same deep concerns about crippling taxes and the widening income gap.
Obviously, there are those who profit from the status quo and want to keep things as they are. We witnessed Progressive groups from across the state fend off attacks from establishment opportunists. Some survived and regrouped, others were co-opted by the Democratic Party. Sadly, ours was no different.
Some of these individuals began targeting our members and ultimately succeeded in unilaterally removing eight founding board members then took it upon themselves to register the “McHenry County Progressives” as a business in their own interest. A new board was formed under false pretense, a board which stood by or directly aided establishment leadership in targeting our Progressive volunteers and candidates.
Tested and Ready
Those of us who left have continued working with national, state, and local Progressive groups to continue ensuring voters have a voice and that good people who step up to run for office have the support needed without compromising their values for corporate money.
Today, we are proud to announce that we have been very successful in this effort and are now ready to unveil our new website and invite you to join us.
We never stopped fighting for the people of our county and invite you to join us.
You are welcome here.
Northern Illinois Progressives