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Engaging with the Political Process to Effect Positive Change
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.
Prior to coming to Save the Children Action Network, John served as the state organizing director at Citizen Action/Illinois for 7 years. Before that, John 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, John earned an undergraduate degree in Engineering from Michigan State University. He currently lives in his hometown of Chicago.
About Save the Children Action Network
Save the Children Action Network is the political voice for kids. We believe that every child deserves the best start in life. As the political advocacy arm of Save the Children, we’re building bipartisan will and voter support to make sure every child in the U.S. has access to high-quality early learning and that no mother or child around the globe dies from a preventable disease or illness. By investing in kids and holding leaders accountable, we are helping kids from birth to age five survive and thrive. (excerpt from Save the Children website)