The IVI–IPO 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 IVI–IPO 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 been.
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.
Download a pdf of our constitution here: IVI-IPO Constitution
Download a pdf of our bylaws here: IVI-IPO Bylaws