20 People, Places and Things That Are Shaping the Future of Chicago – Time Out

If you’ve scrolled through your social feeds anytime over the past few local election cycles, chances are you’ve stumbled across the sprawling Google doc that is Girl, I Guess. The wry, meticulously researched progressive voting guide—which spans the ballot from all the way from the presidential race down to the less-glamorous reaches of judicial retention and technicality-heavy ballot measures—is penned by Stephanie Skora, an activist, organizer and self-proclaimed “unapologetic femme” who started the document in 2018 with friend Ellen Mayer as an informal resource directed toward folks who are skeptical of the voting process. Since then, the guide’s audience has ballooned to hundreds of thousands of people, becoming something of a pre-election must-read for left-leaning Chicagoans. Skora, who now writes the guide singlehandedly, sees it as an ongoing way to make progressive politics more accessible to more folks: “Instead of just telling people, ‘You gotta vote, you gotta vote,’ I want to make the case to people that voting is one tool in the toolbox,” she says. “If you’re skeptical about the impact your voice has, here are some offices where your vote definitely makes a difference.”

20 People, Places and Things That Are Shaping the Future of Chicago – Time Out
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