Generations voting together; Generations voting for change!

Seniors, Millennials Unite to Address Critical Issues and Get Out The Vote to Save State Programs

Photo credit: Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

Photo credit: Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

CHICAGO—With social programs for seniors and students, as well as child care and home healthcare services continually under attack, senior citizens and millennials are joining forces Monday, March 12th, to speak out about the importance for all generations of Illinoisans to participate in the electoral process.

The speak out – with participants ranging in age from 98 to early 20s – will be held outside 16 W. Adams St., at 11:15 a.m. Participants will then walk into the building to early vote.

Despite the divergent life experiences and decades between them, the seniors and millennials will speak out about the need to support candidates in the primary election who will protect services so the candidate can then participate in the November general election.

11:15 a.m., Monday, March 12, 2018

16 W. Adams Street, Chicago, IL


Dozens of seniors and millennials bridging the generational gap to vote to protect and expand funding and programs impacting Illinoisans of all ages. Speak out at 11:15 a.m. outside 16 W. Adams St., then participants will enter building at 11:30 a.m. to Early Vote.

Speakout participants to include:

Bea Lumpkin, Chicago-Metro Retirees, Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans

Eaau Chavez, Chicago Student Action

Jessica Disu (FM Supreme), Chicago International Youth Peace

Jeff Schuhrke, Graduate Employees Organization (UIC graduate student)

Clyde Wilson, President, AFSCME Sub Chapter 163

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