We want to welcome the Illinois State Legislature to the new legislative session and make sure they keep important kids issues like child care and early childhood education on the table. All kids deserve a strong start in life.
We’re Empowering Illinoisans to Be the Voice for Kids
Illinoisans overwhelmingly support investing in our kids, and especially early education.
This is key because research shows the first five years of children’s lives are critically important for their development.
Mobilization Manager, Illinois
John Gaudette has over 25 years of community organizing experience. 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.