About Us

Illinois Rising Action is a 501(c)(4) organization focused on holding liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable and advancing conservative principles. We’re fighting for limited government, lowering taxes, fighting government over-regulation that stifles freedom, affordable and accessible health care, free enterprise, and a strong national security.

We hold liberal groups and their special interest networks accountable, fact-check left-wing politicians whose policies would push our nation in the wrong direction, and ensure citizens have the most accurate, up-to-date information to drive a balanced policy conversation on national issues.

Kayleen Carlson

Kayleen Carlson

Executive Director

Kayleen Carlson has more than a decade of campaign and government experience in Illinois. Carlson has worked on and managed statewide, congressional, state, and local campaigns throughout the state. Most recently, Carlson managed an IE Legislative Project, in Illinois during the 2016 election cycle, that resulted in Republicans netting 6 new seats in the state legislature. Carlson also managed Congressman John Shimkus’ primary election in 2016 and Congressman Darin LaHood’s special primary and general elections in 2015.

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