The Chicago City Council has begun the process of considering renaming Congress Parkway to Ida B. Wells Drive. The League of Women Voters is leading efforts in support of this name change.
You can take action right now!
Call your alderman and ask him or her to support renaming Congress Parkway after Ida B. Wells.
In order to ensure it advances out of committee to come to a vote in the City Council, please call or email the following members of the Transportation and Public Ways Committee, who have not publicly expressed support for this campaign:
Anthony Beale—Chair (9)
312-744-6838; ward09 [at] cityofchicago.org
Jason Ervin (28)
773-533-0900; ward28 [at] cityofchicago.org
Raymond Lopez (15)
773-306-0837; ward15 [at] cityofchicago.org
Matthew O'Shea (19)
773-238-8766; ward19 [at] cityofchicago.org
Susan Garza (10)
773-768-8138; ward10 [at] cityofchicago.org
Chris Taliaferro (29)
773-237-6460; ward29 [at] cityofchicago.org
Have more time?
Please call the aldermen who proposed the ordinance and thank them:
Brendan Reilly (42)
312-642-4242; office [at] ward42chicago.com
Sophia King (4)
773-536-8103; ward04 [at] cityofchicago.org