Lois Scott getting loud for Clinton
September 20th, 2016
UPDATED TO CONFIRM THIS EVENT IS SEPT. 25–Former Chicago CFO Lois Scott and a few notable friends have organized a rally for girls supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The idea for a “Girls Get Loud” rally began eight years ago, says Scott, when Clinton lost in the Democratic primary and Scott’s then 7-year-old daughter, Audrey America May, lamented “If Hillary can’t win, none of us ever will. Now she’s 15 and we never let the idea die.”
Scott, now president of Epoch Advisors financial services company, says she wants girls “to understand they have a voice and the world can change if they’re loud enough.”
She brought in mom friends Gabrielle Martinez, the co-founder of agencyEA event production company, and Jami Chiang, a paper designer–they’ve both done work for the White House during the holidays. The moms know each other through the the Near North Montessori School where their now teen daughters once attended.
Though social media and word of mouth, 350 people have already registered for the Sept. 25 event at Savage Smyth on Franklin Street in Chicago. Admission is free but girls must register at girlsgetloud.com.
In another sign of generations joining forces, Betsy Ebeling, a childhood friend of Clinton’s, will take the stage with The Happiness Club after-school dance program and R&B singer Sydny Smith.