Welcome. It’s time to ACT. CONNECT. ENGAGE.

How Can We Be Allies?

Visit our Human Rights Committee page for action items. 

Studying Our Roots: The Federalist Papers

What did the Founding Fathers really have in mind for the U.S. Constitution? Join ACE for a month-long study in July of The Federalist Papers, a collection of essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the Constitution, lead by Federalist Papers expert and attorney, Thomas George.                        Please register here.

                    Register to vote online here.                                             DuPage County residents: Request a Vote by Mail ballot here.     NEWS WATCH: Governor Pritzker signs vote-by-mail expansion, declares Election Day a state holiday for 2020 election       


Get the facts on the COVID-19 outbreak from reputable sources.

Centers for Disease Control

Illinois Department of Public Health

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (daily posts)

New York Times Map of U.S. Cases

Johns Hopkins Map of Global Cases

Washington Post

New York Times

Chicago Tribune

Daily Herald

PBS News Hour

Are you over 60 years old? The Illinois Retail Merchants’ Association can help find businesses with special shopping hours for senior shoppers.

Missed some of our panel discussions? Click on the links to watch the videos.

Journalism: The Fourth Estate—Does Social Media Threaten the Integrity, Function, and Role of Established News Sources?

Renewable Energy: Developing a Plan Now for the Future

Proposed Illinois Fair Tax


Born out of the Women’s March in January, 2017, ACE is a progressive, grassroots group based in the western suburbs of Chicago. Our main areas of concern include health, education, and welfare; the environment; human rights; and campaigns and candidates.

With our monthly guest speakers covering topics ranging from deregulating the EPA, dark money in politics, and current trends in supporting LGBTQ+ youth, ACE strives to bring accurate, thought-provoking information to the forefront of a not-so-easily-trusted political climate.


  • We hold our local, state, and federal officials and representatives accountable to be our voices in government and to serve us, their constituents, with integrity and transparency.
  • We embrace the principles of human rights, inclusion, nonviolence, compassion, and fairness in all of our interactions with others as we work to promote ethical public policy in our government.
  • We ACT— we march, rally, and protest peacefully with compassion and passion.
  • We CONNECT—we communicate with our local, state, and federal officials to make our voices heard.
  • We ENGAGE — we formed smaller teams to study individual issues and inform the larger group. We often partner with other Progressive groups in Naperville and greater Chicago area to build a louder chorus.

In a hurry for major issues and related news? Click here.

Styrofoam Recycling Program

Want to responsibly dispose of styrofoam, but don’t know what to do with all of it? ACE’s Environment Team can help! Check out our environment page for details.

Meatless Monday

Want to eat healthier and save the planet, too? Join our Environmental Team’s Meatless Monday Initiative.

For ways you can Act, Connect, Engage, click here. 

Join our Facebook Group. Follow us on Twitter at @ACE_Naperville.