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Support for SB 0563: The Judicial Quality Act
By Elijah Gelman, an undergraduate intern with Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts and a fourth-year History major at Northwestern University with a background in philosophy. …

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Support for SB 0563: The Judicial Quality Act
By Elijah Gelman, an undergraduate intern with Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair …
Prisoners or Pariahs: Why HB 1872 Should Be Passed
By Sidney Davis III The proposed House Bill 1872 (HB1872) seeks to …
Hope
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow I’ve been thinking …
Chicago, It’s Time to Take Advantage of the Political Moment
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow When I took …
Breaking Down Barriers
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow I spent an …
After the Election
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow After weeks of …
Dear Mayor Lightfoot
By Alex Boutros, Organizing Manager Greetings,  My name is Alex Boutros and …
A Message to Chicago City Council on the 2021 Budget
By Alex Boutros, Organizing Manager Greetings,  My name is Alex Boutros and …
On Voting
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow It takes no …
In the Wake of Sunday’s Looting, A Call to Elected Officials from a Chicago Teen
By Caleb Dunson, Chicago Votes Inaugural Brian Sleet Fellow After a night …
OPINION | The erasure of Black women and femmes in media coverage of the BLM movement
By Caleb Dunson See article in the Triibe George Floyd’s death has ignited …
Commentary: After George Floyd’s death, remedy for apathy is equity in civics education
By CALEB DUNSON See the article online: https://www.chicagotribune.com/opinion/commentary/ct-opinion-george-floyd-civics-education-equity-20200803-5tkc7zbacfhqjhfrf76ql6uryq-story.html I was 12 years old …
“The Whole Damn System is Guilty as Hell”: Reflections Toward Abolition
By: Katrina Phidd I struggle between a place of hopelessness, rage, and …
Transition Memo to Mayor-Elect Lightfoot
To: Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot From: Stevie Valles, Executive Director of Chicago Votes …
“Imagine Smokin Weed in the Streets Without Cops Harrassin”
By: Stevie Valles THE TIME HAS COME TO LEGALIZE CANNABIS IN ILLINOIS …

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