Civic Awareness Series Examines Gerrymandering
CIVIC AWARENESS SERIES EXAMINES GERRYMANDERING
Free program on April 8 in partnership with League of Women Voters of Wheaton
Wheaton, Ill., March 25, 2021 — The Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park and the League of Women Voters of Wheaton resume their Civic Awareness Series with a virtual program about the issues of local and state gerrymandering. Madeleine Doubek, executive director of CHANGE Illinois, will discuss how to create fair voting maps for the state.
Doubek’s presentation via Zoom is on Thursday, April 8, at 7 pm. The program is free, but registration is required. Click HERE to register or sign up online at Cantigny.org. Registrants will receive a Zoom link before the event.
Madeleine Doubek is a passionate, long-time advocate for improving government and politics in Illinois. As a former vice president of policy at the Better Business Association, she was responsible for a new law that limits “golden parachutes” for public executives. She also works to stop efforts to limit government transparency and champions laws that boost government efficiency.
Doubek writes a government-focused column for Crain’s Chicago Business. Prior to her direct advocacy and policy work, she spent 32 years in journalism, mainly covering local and state government and politics and winning several regional and national awards in the process. Her many years with the suburban Daily Herald included roles as political writer, columnist, editor, and assistant vice president/executive editor. You can follow Doubek on Twitter (@mdoubek) or contact her at CHANGE Illinois.
Cantigny Park is open daily day from 9 am to sunset. The Robert R. McCormick House, a historic house museum, is currently closed for renovation and will reopen to the public in 2022. More information and a calendar of events is online at Cantigny.org.
About the League of Women Voters
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy and does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. The League of Women Voters of Wheaton serves the people of Wheaton, Winfield, West Chicago, Warrenville and Carol Stream. Learn more at wheatonlwvil.org.
About Cantigny Park
Cantigny Park, part of the Chicago-based Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is the 500-acre Wheaton estate of Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. It is home to the McCormick House, First Division Museum, formal gardens, picnic grounds, walking trails and a Visitors Center with banquet and dining facilities. More information, including hours, directions and upcoming events is online at Cantigny.org.