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She Votes: Level UP Series (Documentary Premiere of ‘No Small Plans’)

Join us for the first installment in our She Votes: Level UP series. She Votes Illinois is determined to ensure everyone has the tools they need this election to have an impact on voter turnout and to get more women into office.

January 30th is the premiere of Annie Swank’s ‘No Small Plans’ which followed several aldermanic campaigns in Chicago in 2019. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion of documentary participants.

No Small Plans is the story of three women running for Chicago City Council. The film examines the emotional, personal stakes inherent in putting yourself out there as well as the strategic, political considerations behind managing campaigns. Following these unique candidates through canvassing, community meetings, fundraisers, forums and much more, this is the story of individuals working tirelessly to gain the trust and support of their neighbors in a city infamous for its political ‘machine’. Candidates must persuade the many Chicago residents who are skeptical and reluctant to engage in local politics.

In the face of apathetic voters and entrenched incumbents, these women share a drive and desire to represent their communities in city government.

No Small Plans is about what it takes to win and why it matters.

Doors open: 6:00 PM (cash bar available for the first hour)
Documentary start: 6:25 PM
Panel: 7:15 – 8:00 PM

Cost: We are committed to making our events free for attendees and open to the public. If you would like to support our programming, please consider contributing if you are able on your Eventbrite RSVP. If you’d like to contribute via ActBlue, you can find us here.

Jackie Anderson, Campaign Manager, Maria for the 49th Ward
Eileen Dordek, former candidate for 47th Ward Alderwoman
Alderwoman Maria Hadden, 49th Ward Alderwoman
Maggie O’Keefe, former candidate for 40th Ward Alderwoman

Annie Swank – ‘No Small Plans’ documentary producer and director

Sponsored and co-hosted by:
Chicago Athletic Association

She Votes Illinois is proud to host this event to continue our mission to facilitate the political and civic engagement, participation, and support of women and to ensure issues important to women are at the forefront of political discourse in Illinois.

By obtaining a ticket and entering the event premises, you consent to the photography, audio recording, and video recording of your image and likeness and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for She Votes Illinois promotional purposes, including but not limited to, news, web casts, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other media purpose deemed by She Votes Illinois and its affiliates and representatives.


Will the venue be accessible for people with disabilities?
It is important to us that our events are inclusive and accessible. Guests can reserve necessary accommodations by reserving the appropriate accessible ticket for wheelchair access, mobility impairment, and service animal requirements when they register for the event. For additional needs, please contact info@shevotesil.org, so that we can accommodate.

Will there be food available?
Yes, popcorn and candy, the snacks of film premiere champions.

Will there be beverages available?
Yes, non-alcoholic drinks will be served and there will be a cash bar available from 6-7 PM.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?
Guests can valet for $18 with restaurant validation, otherwise it is $36 for up to 4 hours. Otherwise, you can search for parking lot options using the Spot Hero Parking website.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No, all are welcome.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have a list of registered attendees and will ask you to check in at our registration table before the event. Check-in opens at 5:50 PM.

I can no longer attend the event. Do I need to notify anyone?
If you are unable to attend our event, please cancel your ticket on Eventbrite.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?
Please contact info@shevotesil.org if you want to transfer your ticket to another individual.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?
Please contact info@shevotesil.org if you want to attend using another person’s ticket.

How can I volunteer for the event?
Please contact info@shevotesil.org if you are interested in volunteering for the event.

January 30 2020


Date: January 30
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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