• #Chiwomenvote





    Celebrate the power of Community


  • We build community By Sharing Food and stories.


    ChiWomenVote is an open and nonpartisan network made up of people from all parts of Chicago regardless of age, race, education, gender, or political identity. Our goal is to convene and connect by celebrating the power of our voice and our vote.

  • Upcoming Events

    Debate Watch Parties

    Oct. 7, 15, 22

    Join us at 7PM at the Lakeshore East Beer + Food Garden. Debate starts at 8. Free to attend. Cash bar. Register




    There is a global pandemic going on, what are the safety precautions? 

    The venue is an outdoor restaurant that is licensed and regulated by the city. As required, the tables are spaced at least 6 feet apart. Who you sit with is your choice. Please use caution, wear masks, wash your hands, and for God's sake, don’t come if you are feeling ill.


    Why are you asking me to register? 

    There is limited space and we want to give the restaurant a heads up so they can anticipate their food needs.


    Do I have to register?

    o, this restaurant does not take reservations, but doing so helps everyone plan. We are aiming to make this as predictable as possible for everyone involved.


    How will you seat us? 

    While you are "registering to attend", IllinoisWomenVote is a network, not a reservation agent. Upon arriving, as you would at any restaurant, please let the host know your group size and they will seat you. Seating is first come, first served.


    Who will sit at my table? 

    That is up to you. This is a self-organized gathering.


    How many people can sit at a table? 

    Up to 6


    What about the weather?

    It’s October in Chicago. Bring a blanket and order a Mexican hot chocolate.


    What if I don’t agree with organizing people during a pandemic?

    As always, we are acutely focused on and actively working to create safe environments for people to come together and connect. Our goal is to try to bring some joy and fun during an uncertain time and to support local businesses, all while following the rules set forth by the Mayor and the Governor. As with all things in life, there is risk. If you do not feel comfortable, we understand if you decide not to come.


    Ok cool, I’m in. So where is this place?

    Lakeshore East is bordered by Wacker Drive to the north, Columbus Drive to the west, Lake Shore Drive to the east, and East Randolph Street to the south. In the middle, there is a park. The beer garden is in the SW corner of park at the intersection of E. Benton Place and N. Park Drive. There are a number of ways to get there.


    What if I am driving? 

    There is public parking at the Radisson Blu, Marianos, and Millennium Park Garages.


    Hmm, my Google Maps is getting confused because of the multiple levels, how do I get to the restaurant?

    If you are facing the entrance of the CVS on Upper Columbus between Upper Wacker and Upper Randolph, walk straight back to the end of the driveway on the right. There you will see a set of stairs. Walk down and then turn to your right. The garden is at the corner. You can’t miss it.

  • PAST Events: Early Vote Potluck:

    2020 Illinois Primary

    Sat, March 7, 2020
    10:30 AM – 1:30 PM CST

    Potluck: Chicago Loop (Address Provided Upon RSVP)
    Early Vote: 191 N Clark

    Click below for Details and to register

  • PAST Events: Meet and Greets with 2020 Presidential Candidates

    Spring 2019 - Onward


    Chiwomenvote is partnering with Smart Mamas and Illinois Women for Hillary to create Illinois Women Vote, a nonpartisan network Aimed at engaging women in the 2020 elections. Our goal is to provide individuals the opportunity to meet with the candidates, learn about their policies and positions, and engage in the campaigns. Together, we reach approximately 10,000 women.


    For information on upcoming events, visit


  • Past Events: EarlyVote Convos

    ChiWomenVote’s #EarlyVoteConvo + Networking Potluck is an opportunity for Illinois' gubernatorial candidates and potential voters to interact in a series of moderated 60 minute town hall meetings with question and answer session.



    Daniel Biss - 10/10/17

    Chris Kennedy - 11/12/17

    JB Pritzker - 11/13/17

    Governor Bruce Rauner


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  • Resources

    Registration, Polling Locations and candidate information

    Who do I vote for?

    Learn about the candidates.

    Check out BallotReady, a women-founded, Chicago-based startup that provides information on candidates by party, issue or race.

    How do I register?

    Voter Registration.

    You can register online or in-person on the day of. Click here to learn more more.

    Where do I go?

    Polling Locations.

    Click here to find out information on dates, times, and locations.

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