Join Northern Illinois University

To join the grassroots program:

  • Enter your email address.
  • If you have an existing record in our alumni database, you will receive an email with a temporary password. You can change the password upon logging in.
  • If you do not have an existing record, we will ask you for a little more information, and email you a link to set your password.

Next Steps: 

After you sign in as a volunteer advocate, we encourage you to start by doing the following: 

1) My Profile – Review or complete your profile to be sure that your information is accurate. This enables our platform, Capitol Impact, to match you with your elected officials. This also allows us to know where to share valuable updates with you. 

2) My Relationships* - If you have a relationship with a current legislator, please click on the menu button, then My Relationships. You will see that a list of your local legislators has been populated based on your address information. You can find additional legislators by clicking on “All elected officials” and using the prompts to help you locate the legislator with whom you have a connection. 

*Remember, upon the inauguration of the new General Assembly in January 2019, legislative representation will be updated. 

3) Legislation – Check out the legislation being tracked during the 101st session of the General Assembly.  

4) Peruse the platform in order to get comfortable with where to find important information.  

5) Bookmark the advocacy login page:, to make it easier to login.

6) Stay tuned in and check back regularly for updates including additional training and advocacy day! 

If you have any questions, please contact Liz McKee at or (815) 753 – 7400.