Bette MangumC. BETTY MAGNESS is the Illinois Political Director for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Vice-Chair of the Board of the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO), member of the Public Policy Council of Citizen Action Illinois and Co-Chair of the Political Committee and member of the Stop Guns & Violence Committee of Chicago Women Take Action (CWTA).

As a frequent contributor to the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.’s national “Keep Hope Alive” show on WVON iHeart Radio, she discusses national and local political issues. As a Voter Registration Advocate, she was a part of the fight which resulted in the recent passage of Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) in Illinois. She is currently working on getting Automatic Voter Registration all over the country and a National Right to Vote bill (NRV) passed by the U.S. Congress.