43rd Ward Democratic Committeeman Lucy Moog is a longtime Democratic activist and a 25-year resident of Lincoln Park. Passionate about community action and grassroots organizing, her vision is a ward where citizens become more engaged in the political process by advocating on behalf of candidates, issues and causes they care about. As Committeeman, Lucy has inspired activism in politics and helped to build our Democratic base. Lucy was elected 43rd Ward Democratic Committeeman in March of 2016.
Since her election Lucy has grown the 43rd Ward organization and increased voter turnout in the last three election cycles. Lucy works hard to educate voters on issues such as reproductive rights and the Affordable Care Act. She held screenings and discussions for political and issue-oriented documentaries. She held candidate forums for Illinois Governor, Illinois Attorney General, and 43rd Ward Alderman and hosted numerous wardwide phone banks and postcard writing campaigns for issues such as the ACA, HB 40, the Reproductive Health Act and on behalf of candidates including JB Pritzker, Kwame Rauol, Marie Newman, and Lori Lightfoot. She led efforts to knock on doors for Hillary Clinton, Tammy Duckworth, and Lauren Underwood.
Lucy lives her motto for producing the best possible Democratic turnout in the 43rd Ward - “voter education leads to empowerment and activism and this engagement brings out the vote”. In fact, for her activism, she was awarded the 2019 Party Builder award from the Illinois Democratic Chairs Association.
Lucy has been involved in Democratic politics for three decades. She led community outreach efforts on four Presidential campaigns, as well as numerous gubernatorial and Congressional races. She served as the District Director for the 5th Congressional District from 1997 to 2002. In 2007, she took a leadership role to help launch the critically acclaimed environmental advocacy campaign and public art project “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet,” which has since exhibited in 13 cities worldwide. Lucy’s personal Cool Globe creation was selected among a myriad of finalists to be displayed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
After attending Francis W. Parker School in Lincoln Park, Lucy studied government and psychology at Connecticut College. Immediately after graduation, Lucy moved to Washington, D.C. to work on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant focusing on health care and reproductive rights issues. After spending five years in Washington, Lucy returned to Lincoln Park to live, work and raise a family.
Lucy has served as a member of the Board of the Chicago Sinai Congregation and serves on the Advisory Committee of Chicago Ideas Week’s YOU(th) initiative. She is a dedicated volunteer with Personal PAC, the Cool Globes/Know Tomorrow movement and Francis W. Parker Parents’ Association.
A devoted Cubs fan through thick and thin, Lucy and her husband, Matt, live with their three boys and Democratic Dog, Ziggy, in Lincoln Park.