About 100 members of the Chicago Students Unionand their allies marched in support of an elected school board and adequate neighborhood school funding during a downtown protest Monday afternoon. Progress Illinois was there for the demonstration.
With the 2014 general election just 13 months away and voter registration numbers at an all-time low, hundreds of volunteers took to Chicagoland streets Tuesday to mark National Voter Registration Day in an effort to get as many new voters on the rolls as possible.
after election, millions of voters aren’t able to vote because they
miss voter registration deadlines or they didn’t know how to register,”
said Rebecca Reynolds, 28, executive director of Chicago Votes. “This
day is a day to try to make sure we leave no one out.”