Elect Socialists to Chicago City Council!
On February 26, 2019 we put the machine on notice. Since January we mobilized around a shared vision of #Housing4All, #Sanctuary4All, and #Education4All, and by talking to thousands of working-class voters, Democratic Socialists candidates won, or led the field to advance to the runoff election on Tuesday April 2nd. It's a great time to be a Democratic Socialist in Chicago, but we need everyone to help organize and win. The machine and the rich will do everything in their power to stop our fight for Chicago's working class. Join us to win a #Chicago4All on April 2nd.
- Lift the Ban on Rent Control in Illinois
- Ensure Citywide Access to Clean Water
- Expand & Invest in Public Housing
- Stop Racial Profiling & Erase the Gang Database
- Empower a Civilian Police Accountability Council
- Abolish ICE & Stop Deportations
- No Cop Academy
- Expand & Invest in Mental Health Services
- Restore Democratically Elected School Board
- Establish Tuition-Free City College
- Fully Fund Neighborhood Schools
- Freeze Charter Expansion
- Progressive income tax
- LaSalle Street financial transactions tax
- Corporate Head Tax
We've got to outwork their dollars, and that means we have to be out in the streets identifying and turning out voters. No matter where you live in Chicago you can help get our candidates elected, so sign up now!
Byron's neighborhood, Pilsen, has long been in the crosshairs of some of the biggest developers in the city for years, and for a decade Byron has worked tirelessly to keep rampant capitalism from destroying his community and displacing his neighbors. Byron and his comrades have helped stem the tide of hyper-gentrification on the Near South Side, and as Alderman he will be able to continue the defense of his community, and champion housing as a human right.
Rossana believes that "Because we are humans, we have the right to a good life. We have a right to the resources that we create." She has fought for these rights her entire life, from resisting privatization in Puerto Rico, to defending tenants in Albany Park. Rossana knows that the ruling class won't just give us the fruits of our labor, we need to claim them.
Jeanette is a working class organizer, radicalized after being faced with the racist cruelties of Chicago's neoliberal turn for the last two decades. She has long proven her effectiveness at organizing around community needs. She is running a campaign to bring formerly ignored and disenfranchised voices of Chicago's working class into the political process, using her office as a tribune and platform for those concerns.
Chicago born and raised, the son of immigrant parents, Andre Vasquez is a democratic socialist running to unseat Alderman Pat O'Connor, a machine Alderman who started his City Council career as part of the infamous racist opposition to Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington. Andre is running against the white supremacist machine in order to make the 40th Ward, and the entire city of Chicago, a welcoming place for all.