David Orr’s WBEZ interview on gay marriage

Listen to Cook County Clerk David Orr’s interview on WBEZ below. [audio:https://davidorr.org/orr/wp-content/uploads/same-sex-marriage-interview.mp3] “I am thrilled the Illinois House today passed marriage equality, and I eagerly await the Senate’s seal of approval and Governor Quinn’s signature. “Same-sex couples throughout the state will at long last be able to declare their legally-recognized commitment to each other within …

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David Orr Testifies before Presidential Commission

  Cook County Clerk David Orr on Friday spoke out in favor of weekend voting, data-driven planning of election resources, and online, Election Day, and automatic voter registration before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) in Cincinnati, Ohio.   “Registration errors and omissions slow lines,” Orr said. “A modern registration process should produce better …

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Recent interview w/ THE CANVASS

David Orr has been the Cook County (IL) clerk since 1990.  As a former professor of history and politics, he knew back then that “few places cried out more for reform than Cook County.” He’s been on the case ever since.  Orr spoke with The Canvass on September 3, 2013 –   Q: With your …

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Voting Rights Should Be More Than a ‘Dream’

As we mark the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King’s legendary speech, it is disheartening to see elected officials still promoting laws to prevent mostly poor and minority Americans from voting. By requiring photo IDs in the polling place or proof of citizenship when registering, states …

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Cook County Clerk David Orr Applauds Senate Passage of Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act

Cook County Clerk David Orr Hopes To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Soon!   As a long-time advocate of marriage equality, Clerk Orr applauds the Illinois Senate’s passage of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. “It is a good day for love,” said Clerk Orr, who was recently honored by the Chicago Gay and Lesbian …

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Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials

Lobbyists paid $2.4 million in 2012 to influence Cook County officials  Tobacco lobby prominent in 2012   Lobbyists were paid nearly $2.4 million in 2012 as they attempted to influence Cook County officials on issues including the county’s new land bank, driver’s licenses for immigrants, and the landfill moratorium, according to reports submitted to Clerk …

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