In The News

Inmates Are Getting Registered To Vote In One Of The Country’s Biggest Jails – Huffington Post 8/02/2018

Chicago Students March Against Gun Violence — To The Polls – Chicago Suntimes 3/13/18

Voting Behind Bars – The Defender 4/18/18

Chicago Holds First Ever Jail-Wide Voting for Inmates – Ebony 3/15/2018

Chicago Hosts First Jail-Wide Voting Process For Inmates – Vibe 3/15/2018

Chicago Holds Its First Jail-Wide Voting Process For Inmates – Baller Alert 3/16/2018

Chicago woman Chosen To Fill State Rep Vacancy – Landmark 07-26/18

Mother-son Team On Chicago House, Other Endeavors – Windy City Times 07/25/18

 61 David Orr / Jen Dean / Ethan Ethos Viets-VanLear –  Indivisible Chicago Podcast 07/16/18

Board of Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago met May 22. – Chicago City Wire 6/20/2018

Voter registration drive held at Cook County Jail- Fox 32 1/14/2018

Voting in Jail? New Bill Seeks to Expand Ballot Access for Detainees – Chicago Tonight 2/7/2018

Illinois House Bill Would Protect Voting Rights For Jail Inmates – The Beachwood Report 3/20/2018

40 Kwame Raoul / Jen Dean – Indivisible Chicago Podcast 1/2/2018

Legislation currently under consideration in Springfield would allow inmates in county jails to vote. – 103.5 ESPN 2/5/2018

Proposed bill would allow inmates to vote from jail – WSIL 3 2/2/2018

Proposed legislation would allow county jail inmates to vote – WJPF 2/5/2018

LWV Chicago Registers Voters at Cook County Jail – LWV 1/1/2018

Chicago Votes HB4469 Voting in Jail 2/9/2018

Red Alert – Moving Forward 2/18/2018

First jail-wide, in-person voting held at Cook County Jail – ABC 7 Chicago 3/10/2018

Cook County Jail inmates get chance to vote – Fox 32 Chicago 3/10/2018

Election Day Comes Early For Chicago Inmates In Historic First – News One 3/12/2018

Chicago Creates Its First Mobile Voting Unit — And Puts It In The Cook County Jail – Daily Wire 3/12/2018

Cook County Inmates Participate In First Jail-Wide, In-Person Voting Session – Atlanta Black Star 3/13/2018

New Bexar County Program Offers Jail Inmates Civics Lessons – The Rivard Report 3/16/2018

Co-Organizer Liz Radford Shares How Women’s March Chicago Is Changing This Year – Chicago Mag 1/18/2018

Women’s March Chicago 2018: Speakers, Closed Streets And Schedule – Chicago Patch 1/16/2018

Voter registration drive held at Cook County Jail – Fox 32 1/14/2018

BallotReady: Revolutionizing the Way You Vote – Huff Post 11/26/2017

New Illinois Law Could Automatically Register 1 Million Voters – Mother Jones 8/28/2017

Governor Bruce Rauner Signs Automatic Voter Registration Law – CBS Chicago 8/28/2017

Illinois governor signs automatic voter registration law – AP News 8/28/2017

GOP Illinois Governor Signs Major Voting Reform Into Law – Huff Post 8/28/2017

Rauner signs immigrant protections, automatic voter registration bill –  Sun-Times 8/28/2017

Illinois Becomes 10th State To Enact Automatic Voter Registration Law – Taking Points Memo 8/28/2017

Illinois governor signs immigration, automatic voter registration measures – The Hill 8/28/2017

Rauner signs immigration, automatic voter registration bills into law  – Chicago Tribune 8/28/2017

Automatic voter registration keeps expanding, reaches 10th state – MSNBC 8/28/2017

Illinois passes automatic voter registration  – WGEM 8/28/2017

Chalk One Up for Democracy, With Automatic Voter Registration  – Bloomberg View 8/28/2017

Illinois governor provides an unlikely road map for Republican resistance – Salon 8/28/2017

Finally, Automatic Voter Registration In Illinois: Clerk Orre – News Park Forest 8/28/2017

Illinois governor signs automatic voter registration law – Fox Illinois 8/28/2017

Rauner Signs Immigration, Voter Registration Bills – WTTW 8/28/2017

New Automatic Voter Registration Bill Could Expand Voter Participation – CBS Chicago 6/6/2017

Nonpartisan Coalition Celebrates Huge Victory for Voters In Illinois – IVN 5/29/2017

Chance the Rapper leads Chicago millennials to polls – Aljazeera 11/8/2016

Chance the Rapper leads thousands to the polls in downtown Chicago for early voting – Mic 11/8/2016

Chance the Rapper Leads Young Voters to the Polls – Chicago Defender 11/7/2016

Young People Throughout Chicago “Parade to the Polls” Thanks to Chicago Votes  – Gozamos 11/7/2016

‘Shut Up the Haters and Vote’: DEL Records Partners with Advocacy Groups In Youth Voting  – Billboard 5/12/2016

Illinois Coalition Pushing For Automatic Voter Registration Bill – Progress Illinois 4/20/2016

Chicago Votes Releases “Voting: A Public Service Announcement” to Mobilize Millennials on Election Day – Chicago Crusader 3/14/2016

Morning Spin: Cruz, Rauner, top Illinois GOP donors to meet behind closed door – Chicago Tribune 3/9/2016

Tuesday is the deadline to register to vote in March 15 primary – Abc 7 Chicago 2/9/2016

Local Activists Trying To Energize Millenial Voters – Medill Reports Chicago 1/27/2016

USW Next Generation helps register more than 2,000 voters – United Steel Workers 9/23/2015

Groups Hold Rally In Daley Plaza To Register New Voters – ABC 7 9/22/2015

STOP ACT ordinance press conference – CAN TV 7/30/2015

Proposed STOP Act Would Document “Stop & Frisk” in Chicago – Gapers Block 7/30/2015

Chicago City Council Roundup: Dyett Civil Disobedience, Stop-And-Frisk & Privatization Safeguards  – Progress Illinois 7/30/2015

Proposed Ordinance would end “stop and frisk” in Chicago – CBS Local 7/29/2015

Press Release:We Charge Genocide Holds Press Conference for Introduction of STOP Act before City Council – We Charge Genocide 7/28/2015

Quinn Signs Special Election, Voter Registration Bills Into Law In Final Public Appearance As Governor – CBS Chicago 1/10/2015

Turn out for what? Will young voters make it to the polls, or stay home as usual? – WBEZ 91.5 10/30/2014

The difficulties of getting voters invested and informed about elections – WBEZ 91.5 10/27/2014

Raise Illinois coalition to launch largest early-voting campaign in state’s history to raise the minimum wage  – Chicago Coalition for the Homeless 10/17/2014

Op-ed: ‘Right-to-Vote’ amendment would strengthen Illinois’ role as ballot-access pioneer – Daily Whale 10/8/2014

What Happened at the Last Day of Hot Doug’s – Chicago Magazine 10/4/2014

Chicago Students Union Press Conference & March for Elected School Board & Student-Prioritized Funding! – Common Dreams 8/18/2014

Chicago Votes Registers Young Voters  – Weekly Citizen 8/13/2014

Chicago Democracy Week Found to Increase Voter Turnout Among 17, 18-Year Olds – Constitutional Rights Foundation Chicago 5/6/2014

Local Organizations Push For Increased Civic Engagement On National Voter Registration Day – Progress Illinois 9/25/2013

Battle erupted for winner in Chicago Votes Jeopardy in the Chopin Theater…all in the name of civic engagement – Our Urban Times 6/1/2013

US election day: Independents hold the key – Mail & Guardian 11/6/2012

Promueven `monstruos` el voto en Chicago – Notimex 10/31/2012

Trick or Vote  – Red Eye 10/30/2012

Chicago Votes Launches With Rally – Civic Lab blog 10/23/2012

Election 2012: Rebecca Reynolds, Chicago Votes Aim to Get Young Voters Involved – Red Line Project 10/17/2012

Chicago Votes: Political Partying and Other Civic Adventures – Chicago Ideas Week 10/8/2012

Chicago Votes Boosts Voter Registration – Lawndale News 9/27/2012

‘Chicago Votes’ Looks to Enthusiastic Youth to Promote Democracy  – Civic Source 9/26/2012 

#ElectionGram: Chicago Votes – NBC Chicago7/4/2012