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The Citizen Advocacy Center promotes participation

The organization encourages civic engagement through education and policy-making efforts

CAC Community Lawyers Terry Pastika and Maryam Judar

This month, Inauguration Day will end a presidential election that kept politics on the country’s collective mind for months. But for the community lawyers at the nonprofit Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC) in Elmhurst, Ill., government—and its impact on peoples’ lives—isn’t just an election-year concern. 

Founded in 1994 by attorney Theresa Amato, the CAC provides pro bono legal services to individuals trying to learn more about government processes, exercise their legal rights to civic participation or effect policy change.

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