Reimagine Chicago Mayoral Forum

Wednesday  16 January  2019  6:00 PM    Wednesday  16 January  2019 8:15 PM
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Decades of failed policies have devastated Chicago’s neighborhoods, creating a city that is becoming increasingly unlivable for anybody who isn’t rich and well connected. Right now we have an opportunity to turn that around and reimagine what the future of our city looks like.
As Chicago voters prepare to go to the polls to choose our next Mayor and City Council, we have an opportunity to demand that candidates stand with us on the issues we care about. Together, we can reimagine a Chicago that invests in our neighborhoods, schools, and services.
We ReimagineChicago to be..
A city where there is mass investment of public resources in education, healthcare, and public transportation and investment in neglected communities, especially Black and Brown neighborhoods across the city.
A real sanctuary city for all communities. A city where there are no new investments in policing or policies that criminalize and put at risk Black people, immigrants and all people of color, such as the Chicago’s Gang Database used to racially profile our communities.
A city with affordable housing and healthy neighborhoods where everyone has access to clean water and housing they can afford.
A city with an economy that works for all Chicagoans not just downtown developers. A city where everybody has access to good jobs by eliminating racial disparities in employment, wages and working conditions.
A city where funds are diverted from policies and programs that increase racial and income inequality, like the TIF program and Chicago’s $4 million/day policing budget and where Chicago’s wealthiest pay their fair share.
Which Mayoral Candidates are going to be there?
Six candidates were invited based off of voting by community leaders belonging to Grassroots Collaborative member and partner organizations. Each candidate was also required to fill out a questionnaire. You can find the questionnaire responses here.
Amara Enyia, La Shawn Ford, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, and Willie Wilson have all confirmed their attendance.
Will there be childcare?
Yes, childcare will be provided for children age 3 - 10 years old. We ask that children older or younger stay with their parent/guardian.
Is there parking?
There are 2 parking lots (with limited spots) and lots of street parking. The lots are located (A) across from the church on Kildare; and (B) across from the church on Washington. Street parking is available all around, but most convenient on Washington, Kildare, Kostner, and Madison
Will translation be provided?
The event will be translated in Spanish and American Sign Language.
Is the event wheelchair accessible?
Yes, there is a lift outside of the building that opens up into the event space.
Do you need to register ahead of time?
Pre-registration is encouraged as seating preference will be given to those who registered prior to the event if the event space reaches capacity. It will also help us get an accurate count of the translation and childcare needs for the event. You can RSVP here.
Which organizations are sponsoring the event?
Sponsoring organizations include: Grassroots Collaborative, American Friends Service Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Action Now, Alliance of the Southeast, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Cook County College Teachers Union, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago Community and Workers' Rights, Chicago United for Equity, Coalition for a South Works CBA, Enlace Chicago, Generation All, Hana Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Latino Union, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Organized Communities Against Deportations, ONE Northside, Our Revolution Chicago, Parents 4 Teachers, Pilsen Alliance, Raise the Floor Alliance, Raise Your Hand, Southsiders Together Organizing for Power, The Leaders Network, The People's Lobby, Westside Rising
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Décadas de políticas que han devastado los vecindarios de Chicago, creando una ciudad que se está volviendo cada vez más imposible de vivir para cualquiera que no sea rico y esté bien conectado. Ahora mismo tenemos la oportunidad de darle la vuelta y volver a imaginar cómo será el futuro de nuestra ciudad.
Mientras los votantes de Chicago se preparan para elegir a nuestro próximo Alcalde Municipal, tenemos la oportunidad de exigir que los candidatos nos acompañen en los asuntos que nos interesan. Juntos, podemos volver a imaginar un Chicago que invierte en nuestros vecindarios, escuelas y servicios.
Nosotros ImaginamosUnChicago que sea….
Una ciudad donde haya gran inversión de recursos públicos en educación, salud, tranpostacion público, y inversión en comunidades descuidadas, especialmente comunidades de color por toda la ciudad.
Un santuario verdadero para toda las comunidades. Una ciudad donde no haya más inversión en vigilancia o pólizas que criminalizan y ponen en riesgo la gente afroamericano, inmigrantes, y toda la gente de color, como la Base de Datos de Pandillas de Chicago que lo usan para perfilar racialmente nuestra comunidades.
Una ciudad con viviendas en bajo costo y comunidades saludables donde todos puedan tener acceso a agua limpia y hogares que puedan pagar.
Una ciudad con una economía que serve para todos en Chicago y no solamente desarrolladores del centro. Una ciudad donde todos tengan acceso a buenos trabajos para eliminar las injusticias raciales en los empleos, los salarios y las condiciones de trabajo.
Una ciudad donde los fondos se desvían de pólizas y programas que aumentan la desigualdad racial y de ingresos, como el programa TIF y el presupuesto de policia de $ 4 millones por día de Chicago y donde los más ricos de Chicago pagan su parte justa.
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