Action Steps 2/1/17

IL-9 Action Steps


Things To Do This Week to Resist from IL-9


Learn More - Racial Justice Issues


The Chicago Chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is meeting on Thursday, February 9, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Whether you’re new to racial justice work or looking to build on past actions, all are welcome to attend this meeting. Attendees will discuss ways to get engaged in local racial justice work, including emerging campaigns and post-inauguration initiatives.


Add Your Name - Petitions


Are you appalled by the president’s executive action that is affecting vetted refugees to the United States, in particular those of Muslim faith? Add your name to this petition from and demand that the full United States Congress reject this Muslim ban. While our federal representatives have strongly denounced the action, many others across the country have remained silent.


Raise Your Consciousness - Issues to Know About


The president has signed an executive action that advances construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Learn about indigenous activism and the water protectors standing against the pipeline at “NoDAPL and the Future of Indigenous Organizing,” a program from from the Buffett Institute of Global Studies at Northwestern on Tuesday, February 7, from 7-8:30 p.m.


January 7th Meeting

Join us!

Anger to Action Community Meeting

Broadway Armory Park

5917 N Broadway

Chicago, IL 60660

Click here to RSVP!

Doors open at 2:00PM

Program begins at 2:30PM


Join us to figure out how we make next year better! 

We can't sit back and let Congress and/or the Illinois General Assembly turn back all the gains we have made in the past decades.

On Saturday January 7th join me, State Senator Heather Steans, Alderman Harry Osterman, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Committeewoman Carol Ronen for a community forum to hear what is happening in Washington, Springfield and Chicago, and learn what concrete steps you can take right now to have your voice heard and make a difference.

We can put 2016 behind us. But we can't stop fighting for all those things that brought us to the table. A woman's right to choose, affordable health care, equal rights. just to name a few priorities.  We have a lot at stake and we need to act.



I won't even try to sugarcoat it

I won't even try to sugarcoat what happened on Election Day. It was the most shocking and disappointing Presidential election in my lifetime. 

I waited to communicate with you, after getting some sleep and going from despair to fierce determination to battle on. 

And that is why I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for enabling me to serve another term as Congresswoman and to fight another day. Even my race got pretty ugly, but our 2-1 victory was decisive! 

Team Schakowsky was utterly amazing. We contributed mightily to victories for Senator-elect Tammy Duckworth and Brad Schneider, who will now return to Congress from Illinois' 10th District. In the fundraising effort led by the fantastic Sarah Gersten, I was able to contribute to 63 campaigns around the country and travel to many of them. THANK YOU for responding to our many requests! 

And, of course, we played a major role in Hillary Clinton's race. I consider her "our Moses,” leading us to the promised land of a woman President. Even though she did not cross over herself, I will be ever grateful to her. 

We are proud of what we did. Under the leadership of my Political Director, Ben Head, our eight campaign staffers working in nine offices throughout the district--along with our 30+ amazing high school interns and 5 volunteer organizers--recruited over 4,000 volunteers, and sent an additional 1,502 volunteers to Wisconsin and Iowa, where they knocked over 60,000 doors! Here in Illinois, our team made 514,483 phone calls and knocked on 84,542 doors! 

We plan to keep this army of progressives on active duty--starting now--no gap. There will be many critical issues on which we must be present in the days and weeks to come and the 2018 elections are just around the corner. You will be hearing more from me on this very soon. 

Again, thank you for your support. Together we will go forward. 


Join Jan for Summer Parades!

Join Jan for Summer Parades!

We have an exciting parade season coming up!  

Join Jan and fellow volunteers at any (or all!) of the following upcoming parades:

Click here to sign up!

July 4th: Arlington Heights

Arrive by 9:30am

Parade begins at Dunton and Oakton in Arlington Heights (map)

Exact Line-Up Spot: #34

Click here to sign up!


July 4th: Glenview

Arrive by 10:30am

Parade begins at Harlem and Glenview Rd in Glenview (map)

Exact Line-Up Spot #23

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July 4th: Skokie

Arrive by 11:30am

Parade begins at in the parking lot of 7701 N Lincoln in Skokie (map)

Exact Line-Up Spot #58

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July 4th: Evanston

Arrive by 1:30pm

Parade begins at Central Park East and Central in Evanston (map)

Exact Line-Up Spot #80

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Join Jan for a Rally to Support Hillary Clinton and Women Democrats on September 20th!

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Join Jan and fellow women Democrats for a rally to support Hillary Clinton and women in politics!

Join Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. Sen. Carol Ronen, Sen. Heather Steans, Rep. Kelly Cassidy, Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, Rep. Laura Fine, Commissioner Debra Shore, and Commissioner Bridget Gainer as they celebrate women in politics and share the plan for victory in 2016.

Where: Studio Paris, 59 W Hubbard, Chicago IL

When: Sunday, September 20th, 3:00PM

Refreshments provided

Click here to sign up!

2015 Summer Bash

Announcing the 2015 Jan Schakowsky Summer Bash!  

Join us at Headquarters Beercade, located at 213 W. Institute, Chicago, IL 60610 on Friday, July 31st from 5:30pm to 7:00pm!  

Come and enjoy the rotating craft beer selection, play the vintage arcade and pinball games, and catch up with fellow Jan Fans.

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Jan's Summer Bash

Early Voting and Grace Period Voting Information

If you missed the registration deadline, it is not too late to participate.  At every early voting location in Suburban Cook County, and select locations around the City of Chicago, you may register and vote during Grace Period registration. . You will need two forms of ID to register during grace period registration, at least one of which must show your current address.  Grace period registration will continue until Election Day, with limited locations on the last two days before the General Election, November 3rd and 4th.

Cook County Board of Elections
Chicago Board of Elections


Videos from the 2014 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch

The 2014 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch was a huge success!  Here are videos of some of the highlights:

Remarks at the 2014 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch

13th Annual Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch
Remarks by Jan Schakowsky
May 5, 2014

My dear sisters and secure brothers,

This is an election year – or as some say, an off-year election, meaning that there is no Presidential race, and many of the pundits have concluded that turnout, especially of Democrats, will be down, so the Senate is likely to go Republican and Nancy Pelosi will not be the Speaker of the House.  Need I tell you – elections really matter, especially for women.

2014 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch

I'm very excited to announce the 2014 Ultimate Women's Power Lunch, with special guest, Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of The Daily Show and political satirist.

I am so excited to have Lizz join us for this year's Ultimate Women's Power Lunch. Lizz is one of the funniest people around, and a tireless advocate and spokesperson for progressive causes and women's rights.  I hope you can join Lizz, me, and a couple thousand other powerful women (and some guys), for an energizing and exciting Ultimate Women's Power Lunch.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chicago Hilton
720 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Power Lunch Guest: $150

Featured Guest Speaker
Lizz Winstead, co-creator of The Daily Show and political satirist

12:00 PM Lunch


To contribute by mail please send checks, made payable to: 
Schakowsky for Congress
PO Box 5130
Evanston, IL 60204-5130