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Thursday, June 8 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Community-Powered Voter Guides: How Voter Education Can Bridge Community Divides

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What does it take to build voter engagement that empowers and brings communities together? In 2019, Chicago faced a Mayoral election in the dead of winter, in a crowded race left wide open as Rahm Emanuel announced he would not be seeking re-election.

Through a joint collaboration with Metropolitan Planning Council, Generation All, UIC's Institute for Policy and Civic Engagmenet, and Grassroots Collaborative, the team at Chicago United for Equity developed a model to engage residents in neighborhoods across the city to share their issues, vote on the issues, and engage elected officials in responding to community priorities. In this approach, residents had more power to shape the agenda for all candidates -- and ultimately shaped the narrative around the election.

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Niketa Brar

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Chicago United for Equity
Niketa Brar is a policy strategist and civic systems organizer working to grow the community-led policymaking movement in Chicago. In her role as co-founder and executive director of Chicago United for Equity, she works to transform civic systems to be designed by the communities... Read More →

Thursday June 8, 2023 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
A Theater 1452 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615, Estados Unidos