I began my public career as a campus leader advocating for women’s reproductive health services. After graduation, I became a community organizer and moved to Chicago, where I built the Illinois Women’s Agenda, a statewide organizational coalition; the Midwest Women’s Center, one of the nation’s first; and the Women’s Issues Network, which produced a national campaign for RU-486, and a documentary featuring Cybill Shepherd narrating a gripping story.
I have advised celebrities, business leaders, public officials, philanthropists, and social justice organizations on women’s health, economic security, and civil, human rights, and social justice campaigns.
The Women’s March poster image and message below captures the Vote Her In commitment. The photo montage below it is from my Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman’s Guide book tour.