Chicagoans rallied downtown Tuesday and kicked off a citywide voter registration effort as part of National Voter Registration Day.
Among the groups involved with the #WhyWeVote campaign is Chicago Votes, which launched 30 voter registration drives throughout the city.
"In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register," Chicago Votes Executive Director Christian Diaz said in a statement before the rally at Daley Plaza. "In 2016, we want to make sure no one is left out."
Other groups involved with the campaign include the Action Now Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, the Black Youth Project 100, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. Cook County Clerk David Orr also supports the effort.