Illinois Alliances and Ways to Get Involved

If you would like to get more involved in Braver Angels of Illinois, you can join an Alliance. 

Alliance members are dues-paying members of Braver Angels ($12/year) and have attended at least one workshop. Visit the membership page of the national website.

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Braver Angels-Illinois Statewide Zoom Alliance

The statewide Zoom Alliance meets on the third Sunday of each month at 6:00 PM.  It includes Braver Angels from all over the state of Illinois discussing recent issues and potential workshops and initiatives.

To learn more and get the Zoom link, contact our Alliance Co-Chairs: Brian Padden and Drew Morrison.

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Braver Politics

Braver Politics is a new movement in Illinois and other states where Braver Angels members are getting more directly involved in promoting civility and respect between elected officials and between officials and their constituents.  

The current focus of Braver Politics in Illinois is working with our counterparts in Wisconsin to have a Braver Angels presence at the Republican Naitonal Convention in  Milwaukee in July and the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in August.

Please contact the state coordinators for more information.

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Braver Angels of East Central Illinois

This is a mostly in-person Alliance of Braver Angels members in the Champaign County area of Illinois.  The group is informally named the "Tired-of-all-the-Fighting Illini" and meets at 7 PM on the last Tuesday of the month, location can vary.  

For more information, please contact the Alliance Co-Chairs: Rich Montgomery and Michael Trout

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Chicagoland  Braver Angels Alliance

Our newest Alliance!  A mix of online and in-person meetings for our members in the Chicagoland area.

Even numbered months: first Saturday of the month, we meet in-person, noon to 2 pm

Odd numbered months: first Thursday of the month, we will meet on Zoom, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

If you are interested in attending one of the Chicagoland Alliance meetings, please contact our co-chairs: Svetlana Bekman and Brian Padden.