Englewood Votes! Host 5 Aldermanic Forums at Political Symposium Feb. 7th, Candidates Confirmed

Organizations and Residents Working to Boost Voter Turnout in Greater Englewood Host 5 Aldermanic Forums at Political Symposium

CHICAGO, IL –. Residents will meet and hear from current alderman and candidates from all 5 wards of Greater Englewood (Englewood & West Englewood neighborhoods) at the Englewood Political Symposium on Saturday, February 7th at Lindblom Math & Science Academy.

The first ever Englewood Political Symposium is designed to educate voters about the candidates and hear responses to issues and questions from the community. Along with hearing from candidates during the forums for each ward (6, 15, 16, 17, and 20) residents will also learn about the referenda on the ballot such as the question of whether to elect a school board.

Antoine Butler from Englewood Votes! says “Englewood is ground zero for the issues that matter most to Chicagoans such as public safety, jobs and food access. Any candidate that speaks to the betterment of Englewood through these issues speaks to the betterment of the entire city of Chicago.”

Hundreds of local residents are expected to be in attendance at the Symposium that goes from 9am to 5pm inside Keeler Auditorium on Saturday, February 7th at Lindblom Math & Science Academy, 6130 S Wolcott Ave. Aldermanic candidates from all 5 wards as well as other city and community stakeholders will be in attendance. There will also be many high school students present at the Symposium as event volunteers and attendees. The forum schedule is as follows:

6th Ward  - 10am

20th Ward - 11am

17th Ward - 1pm

16th Ward - 2pm

15th Ward - 3pm

About Englewood Votes!

Englewood Votes! is a non-partisan alliance of organizations and residents working to boost voter turnout in our community through voter education, voter registration and civic engagement. Englewood Votes! believes that lawmakers and legislators pay more attention to and funnel more resources to communities with high voter turnout during elections.

For more information, questions or interviews please contact Sonya Marie Harper, sonya.harper@gmail.com, (773) 680 – 7953.