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Tuesday, September 28th:
National Voter Registration Day at The Silver Room

What a big success today's event was!!!

We registered TWENTY voters - 6 of whom were newly-eligible, 17-year-old voters. But 3 of whom were well over 18, but had just never been interested before.

There are so many photos, we need 3 different carousels to display them all!


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Tuesday, September 28th:
Voter Registration at Parkland College, Champaign

ILVOTE worked with the League of Women Voters of Champaign County and Bend the Arc Jewish Action:Champaign-Urbana to register students, staff, and faculty on National Voter Registration Day.


Voter Registration Oct. 2 Champaign-Urbana Women's March at the Champaign County Courthouse

More than 700 people marched in the Oct. 2 Women's March in Champaign-Urbana, and ILVOTE was there to register voters! Most were already registered to vote, but we got four new ones. Even the canine crowd was out to promote the vote!


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Saturday, Sept 25: Andersonville Homecoming


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Friday, Sept 24: Navy Pier

Navy Pier hosted an event called Chicago Live Again! to celebrate bringing the arts back to Chicago stages after the pandemic.

As part of the festivities, they reached out to the League to staff a voter registration booth.

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Friday, Sept 24: South Shore International High School

This was our best high school yet! It was the only school where we had clusters of kids coming up to our table to proactively register to vote.

Of course some kids needed to be coaxed - so we brought our clipboards to them in the lunchroom!

We registered 65 kids at South Shore Int'l Prep!

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Thursday, Sept 23: Phillips High School


Wednesday, Sept 22: Global Citizenship Experience Lab School


Julia was invited to speak to the juniors at GCE Lab School about the intersection of activism and rhetoric - ie, how do you convince somebody to participate in democracy?

We were too busy talking to take any pics - but 3 students registered to vote!

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Saturday, Sept 18: Southside Grinds

If you haven't been to Boxville yet, it's a popup entrepreneurial venture at the 51st St Green Line station that was featured recently on Block Club Chicago.

Julia Kline, Ebony Blue, Crystal Gardner


The first time I went was with West Side organizer, Crystal Gardner. We found out that Ebony's launch was on the 18th so we decided to go back and register voters!

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Saturday, Sept 18: Englewood Music Fest


Friday, Sept 17: Chicago State University


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Friday, Sept 17: King Prep High School

We registered 31, 17-year-olds today at King Prep High School.

LSC member Cassandra Bogan

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Thursday, Sept 16: Dyett High School

Cassandra Bogan, LSC rep from King Prep High School

We registered 65 students at Dyett School!

Madeline Baum, Chef Matt Miller, Julia Kline

Wednesday, Sept 15: Community Dinners

Every week, Community Dinners provides approximately 200 meals; every other week, they distribute groceries to about 80 families.

Learn more or make a donation here

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Wednesday, Sept 15: The League of Women Voters of Chicago, started constitution week off, by registering students to vote at Olive-Harvey City College.

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Saturday, Sept 11: Unity in the Community (Alds. Jeanette Taylor, Stephanie Coleman, Leslie Hairston; Obama Presidential Center & Chicago Women in Trades)

This event was to educate women about careers in the trades

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Cassandra Bogan registered 2 brand new
18 year old voters!

Saturday, Sept 4th:
The Lemonade Land Pop-Up Market (Shelly Quiles)

A micro and small Black-owned business pop up market. Voter registrars will circulate through the crowd with clipboards, talking to shoppers about voting.

https://www.facebook.com/thelemonadeland

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Thursday, September 2, 2021
League of Women Voters of Chicago hosted a voter's registration drive at Olive-Harvey City College

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Wednesday, September 1: The League of Women Voters of Chicago (LWVC)

LWVC attended the League of Women Voters of Park Ridge Vote Equality US Sign the bus event.

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Monday, August 30:
The League of Women Voters of Chicago (LWVC)

LWVC hosted a voter's registration drive and registered students from Malcolm X City College.

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Three new voters at once!!Yolanda Bailey, Kim Egonmwan, Julia KlineCarousel imageCarousel imageJulia Kline, Yolanda Bailey, Kim EgonmwanCarousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageNorman of Norman's Bistro, with Kim, Yolanda & JuliaCarousel imageKim, Yolanda, Julia

Saturday, Aug 28th: The Chosen Few DJs Music Series (Alpha Kappa Alpha)

This event at Kennedy-King College was one of our most successful yet - at one point we had THREE BRAND NEW VOTERS all registering to vote at the same time!

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Wednesday, Aug 25th:
Community Dinner & Grocery Pick-Up (Community Dinners)

Every week, Community Dinners provides approximately 200 meals; every other week, they distribute groceries to about 80 families. Learn more or make a donation here

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Tuesday, August 24:
The League of Women Voters of Chicago (LWVC)

The LWVC hosted a voter's registration drive and registered

students from Chicago State University.

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Julia Kline, Jacqueline Thomas, Timothy QuilesSweetSkinOfMineShop.comTim Turner, Maria Yakubovich, Julia KlineAimChicago.org

Saturday, August 21st:
The Lemonade Land Pop-Up Market (Shelly Quiles)

A micro and small Black-owned business pop up market. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/thelemonadeland

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Carousel imageCassandra Bogan, Tina Brady Pettis, Julia KlineTeri WatkinsIllinois voters!An Illinois voter + 3 future voters!Tina Brady Pettis, Ald. Lopez, Cassandra BoganCassandra Bogan, Julia Kline, Tina Brady PettisCassandra BoganTina Brady Pettis

Saturday, August 14th:
Returning to Learning Backpack Giveaway (Children's Home & Aid)

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Rev. Jesse JacksonJay Young, Common Cause IL and Julia KlineJulia Kline, Donna GutmanJulia Kline, Mary Gardner, Carole LevineLance Gough, Catherine Mardikes, Jane Ruby, Julia Kline

Friday, August 6th:
Breakfast & Press Conference for Voting Rights (Rainbow Push)

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Father Pfleger, leading us in prayerTina Brady Pettis & Betty MagnessTina Brady Pettis, Julia KlineTina uplifting a candleTina Brady Pettis, Julia Kline, Catherine Mardikes, Donna GutmanSteven Dornbusch, Teri Watkins, Tina Brady Pettis, Julia KlineCarousel imageBetsy RubinCarousel imageRabbi Scott Gellman, leading us in prayerMaxwell Emcays, the artistDonna Gutman & Catherine MardikesCarousel imageShruti Agarwal & Gretchen Coleman of Ballot-ZCarousel imageCarousel imageBetsy Rubin, Sarah Lincoln (back row), Julia Kline, Gretchen Coleman, Shruti AgarwalTeri Watkins, Steven DornbuschGretchen Coleman, Tina Brady Pettis, Julia KlineSteven DornbuschSarah Lincoln, Catherine Mardikes, Betsy Rubin, Julia Kline

Saturday, July 17th: John Lewis Vigil to Protect Voting Rights

This vigil on the one-year anniversary of the death of John Lewis was also an opportunity to unveil a new art installation by artist Maxwell Emcays.

We were led in prayer by leaders of 3 faiths, and heard moving words from many voting rights activists.

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Carousel imageCarousel imageCarousel imageSara Knizhnik, Betty MagnessSara Knizhnik, Julia KlineSara Knizhnik, Renato Mariotti, Donna GutmanCarousel imageSara Knizhnik, Marj HalperinMelanie Norstrom, Sarah Lincoln, Julia Kline

Saturday, July 10th:
Deadline for Democracy (Indivisible)

Logan Square

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Gretchen at the boothTina walking in OgilvieTina, posingGretchen, Tina & Susan posing for a selfieSusan & Tina at the tableTina at the tableGretchen is proud of how good the Ballot-Z table looks!Gretchen & Tina posing for a selfieTina, showing off the back of the t-shirt

Lollapalooza 2021:
Ballot-Z at Ogilvie Train Station

Ballot-Z staffed a table for 4 straight days of the festival, from 9am - 7pm. A Herculean effort!!

Altogether at Lollapalooza, we registered 15 voters in person and got 45 hits to our website via our QR code. Maybe all of them registered to vote too?? :-)

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Lollapalooza 2021: Sidewalk Brigade

All these voters promised to vote in the next election: the Illinois primary in June of 2022.

See the pictures set to music on our TikTok

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