putting things in perspective:

1. There will always be forces for good and forces undermining the good.  We can’t change that.    

2. When we don’t bring our goodness to this unending fight (win or lose), other forces take over.  It’s that simple. 

3. We don't have to waste our energies just worrying, complaining or arguing.  We can make positive and effective change in the company of friends.

WHY I CHOSE Common Cause  

“ ... there probably has never been a reform movement so active and with such a record of accomplishment.”   - Christian Science Monitor

For almost 50 years, Common Cause, a non-partisan people's lobby, has been holding power accountable and defending our democracy.

The non-partisan issues Common Cause takes on are game-changers.  

Join Holly and I for this joyous and endless fight against corruption and greed.  There are many ways we can be part of the solution.  Take a look. Click on one or all of these links.

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GET OUT THE VOTE and OTHER WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Please contact my friends at Common Cause and find the perfect plan for you.  Tell them Corky and Holly sent you.  As just one example, Common Cause does great "get out the vote" trainings, and therefore has great information on how to organize, how to have effective conversations, mobilize neighbors, etc. They can connect you to phone banks, canvasses, and local events in your area to spread the word. They partner with the League of Women Voters, Indivisible, and many other organizations, so they have the resources to find the most effective and efficient way for you to make a difference, based on your own experience, desires and talents..

OPPORTUNITIES: Common Cause is dedicated to the proposition that a healthy democracy depends on active, engaged citizens. Check here for opportunities to join our full-time staff, gain valuable experience as a Common Cause intern or enrich our work as a fellow or volunteer. There’s always plenty to be done.

There are so many ways to get involved -- here are some of the most important.

Will you join us to use your power to win reforms in your state and town?

Write Me: You are welcome to write Holly and I at and we can hook you up with the right people, or join us at Common Cause Illinois.

Disclaimer: Holly and I are not spokespeople for Common Cause or Common Cause Illinois - we are volunteers and fans.

Music and Politics: My job in this world is to bring joy to myself and others through music. There is no wall between that and the rest of my life. Doing my part in promoting kindness, diversity, and defending & nurturing democracy has always been a natural extension. So I offer my perspective as it arises out of a life of music, in the hopes that it might be helpful to one person. - Corky Siegel