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Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. We’re engaging and developing a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. We’re changing laws to make Chicago and Illinois a better place to be young, and in the process we’re making democracy FUN.

 

 

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Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization building a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young Chicagoans. We’re engaging and developing a new generation of leaders by opening the doors of government and politics to young people from all corners of the city. We’re changing laws to make Chicago and Illinois a better place to be young, and in the process we’re making democracy FUN.

 

 

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Policy: Cannabis Legalization

“Imagine Smokin Weed in the Streets Without Cops Harrassin”

May 6, 2019

By: Stevie Valles THE TIME HAS COME TO LEGALIZE CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS For decades black, brown, and poor people have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. These ‘impacted communities’ have seen their freedoms stripped away because of racist, capitalistic drug policies that terrorize lives. When a person is swept up into the “criminal justice…
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Policy: Voting Rights

Transition Memo to Mayor-Elect Lightfoot

May 6, 2019

To: Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot From: Stevie Valles, Executive Director of Chicago Votes   Objective: A more open, representative and diverse government, free from conflicts of interest. Initiative: Create a City Government that reflects, respects and validates the voices of Chicago youth. (For the purposes of this memo, youth refers to people between the ages of…
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