June 5, 2015 Off The Sidelines Chicago Launch  



Inspired by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Off the Sidelines Chicago is Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer’s call for women and girls to bring their ideas to action. 

Off the Sidelines Chicago is a non-partisan platform for women in the Chicago area where civic impact and professional development are prioritized .  We are a bridge to connect women with policy issues and civic initiatives big and small.  We are a support system to bring more women into leadership positions and turn a service lens to professional development.  We are an information hub and a resource to help your ideas meet action.

Purpose and passion only go so far; change happens when people show up, commit and then have the perseverance to see it through. There has never been a better time to take an idea, a passion, or a purpose and turn it into an action.  As the saying goes, the best time to plant a tree is thirty years ago, the second best time is now.  Join Bridget, Senator Gillibrand and thousands of women across the country as we move off the sidelines by taking ideas and turning them into actions.



Explore current issues identified by Senator Gillibrand's Off the Sidelines national campaign.



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