No matter what happens on Election Day, we want the next governor of Illinois to make investing in high-quality early childhood education a priority. Programs like preschool, high-quality child care and voluntary home visiting transform children’s lives.
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.
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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.