IL SOS Candidate Pat Dowell on FCC proposed $5.1 M Fine of Burkman, Wohl For Voter Robocall Lies

By: Illinois for Pat Dowell
CHICAGO - Aug. 27, 2021 - PRLog -- I received a robocall from Jack Burkman in August of 2020. The call said, "Did you know that if you vote by mail, your personal information will be part of a public database that will be used by police departments to track down old warrants and be used by credit card companies to collect outstanding debts?"

I immediately saw this as a blatant attempt to suppress the vote, especially in the Black community. I shared with the community to NOT believe these calls. In interviews with local and national media, I informed voters NOT to trust these calls. As Secretary of State, I will be ever vigilant to protect voters and their access to voting. I will speak out strongly and with force to ensure that the rights of voters are defended and safeguarded.

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About Pat Dowell
Pat Dowell is a lifelong public servant. She has served as a social worker, a city planner, an administrator of several large and small not-for-profits, and a university instructor.

Since 2007, she has served as the Alderman of the 3rd Ward of Chicago. She is the Chair of the Chicago City Council Budget Committee.

Dowell was a significant catalyst for the rebirth of the historic Bronzeville community that occurred in the 1990s. She has an extensive background in urban planning and community development and was one of the primary architects of the Bronzeville Development Plan.

Formerly, Ms. Dowell was the executive director of the Near West Side Community Development Corporation, the Mid-South Planning and Development Commission, and Chicago Public Allies, a national youth development organization.

Pat Dowell is the proud mother of an adult son and a longtime Bronzeville resident. As a college basketball star, she earned her bachelor's degree in Developmental Psychology from The University of Rochester and her master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. Dowell owns a scrappy Yorkshire Terrier named Toots and is an avid Chicago Bulls Fan.

While she enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling – what she is truly passionate about is helping to serve the needs of her constituents.

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