The American Democracy Project will host a talk on engaging in the political process at 4 p.m., Monday, February 6, in Schroeder Hall, room 106.
John Gaudette, Illinois mobilization manager with Save the Children Action Network, will draw on his 25 years of experience as a community organizer and lobbyist to share his perspectives on how engagement with the political process can bring about positive change. His talk “Engaging with the Political Process to Effect Change” is free and open to the public.
Prior to coming to Save the Children Action Network, Gaudette served as the state organizing director at Citizen Action/Illinois for seven years. Before that, Gaudette worked as a lobbyist and advocate for Illinois Environmental Council and Illinois PIRG, GOTV director for MoveOn PAC, and 13 years as a community organizing director for PICO Network and National People’s Action affiliate organizations.
An Illinois native, Gaudette earned an undergraduate degree in engineering from Michigan State University. He currently lives in his hometown of Chicago.
Learn more about the American Democracy Project at Illinois State.