Welcome to CUP (CU Progressives)

We support progressive organizations in East Central Illinois. See the Quick Links menu at the top of the page to go to the major sections of the site: Calendar, Directory, and Facebook. Send suggestions to cup61820@gmail.com.


Spring Municipal Elections Are Coming! What are candidate forums?

The League of Women Voters of Champaign County, the NAACP, Champaign County Branch and The News-Gazette are co-sponsoring candidate forums for the 2021 elections.  Candidate Forums offer local residents the opportunity to hear from candidates in an election in a nonpartisan setting.

Forums page: https://www.lwvchampaigncounty.org/candidate-forums.html

Direct link to question submission form for the primary: 


CUP Update for the Covid-19 Era

Since 2017, this CUP (CU Progressives) organization has provided various kinds of support to the progressive community in Champaign-Urbana. Like many organizations, we have paused many of our activities during the initial months of the pandemic. We are now getting things back together.  Part of that process is to evaluate our services in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. Which do we want to continue?  Which are not as feasible? What will we do differently?  See this page for what we decided.