Be an advocate

Advocate against poverty and violence in Chicago

Have a say in who represents you on the local, state, and national level by voting. Voting is one way to hold elected officials representing you in government accountable to your best interests and the interests of your community. You can also attend public meetings, write and call your state representatives, or get to know your alderman.

Think about what matters to you and play an active role in how decisions are made that affect your community.


Still need to register to vote? To be eligible to vote, you must be 18 years of older, a U.S. citizen and have lived in your voting precinct for at least 30 days before Election Day (this one is March 17th).

Already registered?

Look up your polling place.

Your Reps

Sign up for your alderman’s email newsletter to receive neighborhood updates! Check the Alderman’s calendar for meetings open to the public.

Find your ward and alderman

Look up your state representatives

Attend A City Council Meeting

All Chicago City Council and Committee meetings are open to the public.

Meetings typically begin at 10 A.M. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL. 2nd floor.

Check the City Council and Committee Meeting schedule.