IC-SS 12-12-22: Mayoral election & more!

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IC-SS Weekly Update: Dec. 12, 2022

Get Tickets for Jan. 14 Mayoral Forum

Chicago’s municipal elections are coming up: Election Day is February 28th, but early voting begins in late January. While IC-SS does not plan to endorse in any of the municipal races, we’ll help you get the information you need to cast your ballot.

In the mayoral race, 11 candidates are currently running. Want to learn more about them? Attend the 2023 Women’s Mayoral Forum on January 14.

Attend the Event

EVENT: 2023 Women’s Mayoral Forum
ORGANIZERS: Chicago Women Take Action, with support from the Indivisible Chicago Alliance and other groups
MODERATORS: Cheryl Corley & Carol Marin
DATE/TIME: Sat., January 14th, 2:00-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington
TICKETS: Tickets are required. Go here for free tickets.
NOTE: The event will also be livestreamed, details TBA.

Volunteer for the Event

Want to help out at the mayoral forum? Sign up to volunteer here.

City Council & Police District Council 

As a Chicagoan, you’ll be voting for multiple races in the February 28 municipal election.

In addition to casting a ballot for mayor, you’ll also be voting to elect the alder for your ward in the Chicago City Council, for seats in the new Police District Council for your police district, and more – see Ballotpedia.

Not sure which ward or police district you’re in? Visit The Triibe.

Chicago City Council – Aldermanic Races

Read about candidates running in different wards.

Hyde Park Herald

Block Club Chicago

Ballotpedia

  • Listing of all candidates for City Council (alders) here

Police District Councils – New!

The new ECPS ordinance for police accountability – Empowering Communities for Public Safety – has established two bodies:
1.Community Commission for Public Safety and Accountabilitywith 7 appointed members, and
2. Police District Councils with a total of 66 elected councilors.

In the 2023 municipal elections, Chicago citizens will be voting for candidates running for police District Councils; in each of the 22 police districts, citizens will elect 3 councilors to represent their district. Read more about ECPS here:

And find out who’s running for the police District Councils:

Opportunities to Learn More

As noted, IC-SS does not plan to endorse in any of the municipal races, but we’ll keep you posted on opportunities to attend forums or other informational events. Watch this space!

Sneak Peek: Indivisible’s New Guide

National Indivisible has released an early version of their new guide for 2023 – the finalized version will be available in January.

Check out the new Guide for an analysis of the midterms and what they mean for the years ahead followed by action steps on how we, the citizens, can push our Democratic legislators to expose MAGA extremism, set the agenda, and mitigate harm.

A Time to Celebrate & Recommit

This past weekend, Indivisible Chicago-South Side enjoyed attending partners’ holiday gatherings that celebrated our work together and energized us to keep working!

At the Neighbors Who Vote holiday open house, we got to see IL State Senator Robert Peters in person and thank him for his work to pass and support the SAFE-T Act.


At the Neighbors Who Vote event, we also met candidates for multiple offices in the upcoming Chicago municipal elections, including Coston Plummer and Julia Kline, both candidates for the 2nd police district District Council.

At the Indivisible Chicago Alliance gathering, we celebrated the good news from the midterms and the work we put in together: phonebanking, canvassing, letter-writing, texting, marshaling, marching.
 

We’ll rest up over the holidays, then forge ahead in 2023 with renewed energy!

Organizations & Opportunities

Indivisible Chicago-South Side shares information and action announcements from other organizations on issues important in our country, state, city, and communities.


 Holiday Giving – Support Local Organizations

Here are some local organizations that could use your help at this time of giving.

Want to suggest other local organizations to support? Email us!

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