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City of Chicago

Hi, I'm Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth!


Hi, I'm Julia Kline!

I live in Hyde Park with my cat Smoky. I'm a self-employed coach, author and speaker - and in 2020 I started a group called Neighbors Who Vote ( The pandemic meant that groups like the League of Women Voters couldn't do their usual indoor voter drives; so Neighbors Who Vote took to the sidewalks of Hyde Park with our clipboards. We registered several 100 voters!! This year and into 2022, we will be expanding our sidewalk brigades into other south and west side neighborhoods, in partnership with a number of Black- and brown-led community organizations.


Hi, I'm Cassandra Bogan!

I live in Bronzeville, and I'm a Local School Council member at King Prep High School. I'm inspired to do a lot of voter registration drives at high schools in my area!

Hi, I'm Madeline Baum!

Lincoln Square.

Hi, I'm Tina Brady Pettis!

Southwest Side.

Hi, I'm Jackie Haynes!


Cook County, Suburbs

Hi, I'm Michael Peshkin!

I live in Evanston, where I'm an engineering professor at Northwestern University. I became passionate about student voting long ago. Youth-shaming about non-voting goes way back, and is totally solvable too, by the same method that works for everybody: one-to-one contact. (see my op-ed on WaPo's Answer Sheet) In this crisis of democratic governance in the US, I'm contributing wherever I can to increasing voter participation and information.

Hi, I'm Rose Colacino!

I am the Co-Coordinator of Indivisible Illinois and the Voters’ Rights and Protection Chair. I'm a Deputy Voter Registrar in Orland Park. I organized a local rally as part of a nationwide effort that helped secure $250 million in voter protection funding prior to the 2020 general election. I also developed and activated the Indivisible 2020 plan organizing in the critical swing states of Wisconsin and Michigan. I worked with grassroots in Wisconsin to register over 2000 voters prior to the 2020 general elections. In Illinois I created the Diversity and Inclusion group to register voters in the underserved communities of Chicago. I have a background in corporate marketing, management and software sales.


Hi, I'm Melissa Ortega!

I ran for election this past April in Palatine and got 47% of the vote, a very narrow loss. Part of the reason I lost is that voter turnout for local elections is extremely low. So I became a Deputy Voter Registrar and am now working with my local GPAD organization to change that! In my day job, I work for a large food manufacturer; in the evenings I work part-time as a Mental Heath Professional doing remote telehealth with a social service agency in Chicago. Our clients are mostly people experiencing homelessness and substance abuse.

Hi, I'm Magda Roth!

Hi, I'm Gretchen Coleman!

I live in Palatine. I'm in my last year at Syracuse University. I'm the founder of Ballot-Z, an initiative to provide voter information to Gen Z voters.

Hi, I'm Jim McGrath!

I live in Barrington

Hi, I'm Candace Davis!

I am a member of the Indivisible Evanston Leadership Team and a Co-Leader of Truth Brigade Illinois. I am also a Supervisor on the Wisconsin Dems Voter Assistance Hotline and have registered voters in Wisconsin. I will now be a Deputy Voter Registrar in Illinois. Registering voters is critical and I am very supportive of all of our efforts across the state. I have a background in Corporate Law and Human Resources and a wonderful grandson Ethan, my favorite future voter!


Champaign County

Hi, I'm Terry Maher!

St. Clair County

Hi, I'm Jessica Motsinger!

Indivisible Metro East, Organizer for Common Defense, St. Clair County Deputy Voter Registrar, member of the St.Clair County League of Women Voters

Hi, I'm TracyAnne McSorley!

I live in O'Fallon. I'm a volunteer organizer and activist with Indivisible MetroEast, a Deputy Voter Registrar and an election judge. I'm a medically retired disabled veteran. I served 27 years in the US Air Force / Active & Reserve. I'm a member of the St. Clair County League of Women Voters.

Union County

Hi, I'm Shari Sweeney!

McHenry County

Hi, I'm Evelyn Malone!

Madison County

Hi, I'm Marla Chassels!

DuPage County

Hi, I'm Mary Lemanski!

Stephenson County

Hi, I'm Colton Havens!

I'm a precinct committeeperson in Freeport, IL. I look forward to getting out the vote in all of the counties throughout Northwest Illinois for the 2022 election!

Kane County

Hi, I'm Heidi DeMarco!

I've been a Democratic committeeperson since 2018 in Blackberry Township, in Geneva. I've been a Deputy Voter Registrar for 3 years and am passionate about helping people register who don't have access to the internet or for other reasons might otherwise not register. Last summer (during the pandemic) I registered 75-100 people from my front porch, and we flipped my precinct! We advertised it on Facebook.

Lee County

Hi, I'm Sarah Bingaman!

I'm from Dixon. I teach 18 year olds, and I've been given permission from my chair to give them extra credit when they register to vote!

Jackson County

Hi, I'm Nel Battrell!

I live in Carbondale.