Tomorrow’s election presents Chicagoans with the opportunity to set the political agenda for the next four years. The men and women elected to office will assume that your vote is an endorsement of their policy positions, and will set about the task of making those positions the law that everyone living in Chicagoland will have to follow. Now, for those of us who didn’t participate in early voting who are still trying to decide which candidate has the community’s best interests in mind, the Coalition of Black Community Organizations has released the results of their municipal candidates questionnaire to help us along in our decision.
For those unaware, the CBCO is a sister organization of the National Black Agenda Consortium, a group whose mission statement says it was created “to develop an infrastructure that will inspire community activism, by making community involvement and dialogue simple and effective. By simplifying your involvement in finding solutions for our issues, together we can turn African American needs into an African American agenda, then from agenda to legislation, then from legislation to law and action.”
Click here for the results of the candidate questionnaire. Hopefully, it will help you identify the candidate that is best for you.