The IVIIPO has been in existence since 1944.
It has been dedicated to good government activism and an idealistic
vision of open, honest government in Illinois through pragmatic
means that confront cynicism and corruption with equal force.
The organization's primary tools are voter's registration, voter
information and candidate endorsement. We also lobby on behalf
of governmental reforms designed to open the system and better
inform the public on the political process.
The IVIIPO is a not-for-profit, multi-partisan,
independent political organization. Our endorsements reach hundreds
of thousands of voters throughout the greater Chicagoland area.
Our work on campaign finance and ethics reform in the past and
in the present has gotten high marks from all quarters and our
commitment to good government is as strong now as it has ever
IVI-IPO MISSION STATEMENT
IVI-IPO's mission is to achieve
social justice through good government by increasing voter participation
and knowledge, by providing a framework for candidate evaluation,
and by electing responsive government officials.
Note: Mission statement
adopted by the IVI-IPO State Board at its August 2003 meeting.
IVI-IPO's old mission statement is provided for reference: pre-August
2003 mission statement.
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