Saturday December 9, 2:00 pm

Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington St., Chicago

Illinois has a Gubernatorial election coming up – learn about the candidates and the issues most effecting women at the Women’s Gubernatorial Forum at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9.

Held in partnership with more than 30 women’s groups across the city, the forum will be an opportunity for women to get an early look at the candidates and their views on issues of urgent concern. Illinois will choose its next governor in November, 2018; voters will choose the candidates in primaries this March.

The forum will be open to the public, and candidates from both parties will speak at the moderated, non-partisan event.

The forum will address issues raised by more than 200 women from diverse communities across the city who worked with Chicago Women Take Action to develop the first Chicago Women’s Agenda. The Agenda includes reproductive rights, economic security and empowerment, gun control and freedom from violence. The audience will comprise members of the public and women and girls from the groups co-hosting the event with Chicago Women Take Action. They are:

AAUW-IL; Action Illinois; Affinity; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority/Theta Omega Chapter, Chicago; Amalgamated Transit Workers; Chicago Foundation for Women; Chicago National Organization for Women; Chicago Teens Take Action; Chicago Women Take Action; Chicago Women’s History Center; Enlace Chicago; Fierce Over 40; Girl Talk; Girlfriends Group; Hustle Mommies; Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence; Illinois Democratic Women; Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership; Indivisible; Mujeres Latinas en Accion; National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore; National Women’s March; Off the Sidelines; Planned Parenthood Illinois; Power Pumps;Pride Action Tank; Rainbow-PUSH; SEIU Healthcare; South Suburban Women; Voices and Faces Project; Windy City Times; Women’s Business Development Center; Women and Children First Bookstore; Women Employed; Women’s March Chicago; and the YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting November 11.