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We are changing our city.

Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. We’re engaging and developing a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. We’re changing laws to make Chicago and Illinois a better place to be young, and in the process we’re making democracy FUN.

Our 2020 Annual Report is Here!

Because 2020 seemed to feature major historical event after major historical event, keeping up with everything Chicago Votes did on top of everything going on in our own lives could be a bit overwhelming. Our Chicago Votes 2020 Annual Report includes overviews of our Give A Sh*t, Unlock Civics, Parade to the Polls, and leadership development programming, and more. Read the full report here!


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