The Vote Equity Project collected over 250 reform ideas submitted by Chicagoans.

 

Residents from every ward collectively cast 52,000 votes on their top priorities.

These were the top-voted reforms in safety and justice.

- safety and justice -

1. Reform the justice system to incorporate restorative justice and other healing practices instead of jail, especially for non-violent events.

 

2. Invest in a public health approach to ending gun violence in all of our communities.

 

3. Reform the police department to address issues concerning mental health, implicit bias, and the lack of transparency among the force.

 

4. Divert funds from the City of Chicago's $4 million/day Policing Budget and invest in mental health services and youth jobs and recreation.

5. Invest in mental health resources and community mental health prevention plans, prioritizing communities with the greatest need.

 

1. reform the justice system

to incorporate restorative justice and other healing practices instead of jail, especially for non-violent events.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
NO
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

2. Invest in a public health approach to ending gun violence in all of our communities.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response
 

3. reform the police department

to address issues concerning mental health, implicit bias, and the lack of transparency among the force.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
No response
other candidates
no response
 

4. divert funds from the City of Chicago's

$4 million/day Policing Budget 

and invest in mental health services and youth jobs and recreation.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
NO
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
no response
susana mendoza
NO
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
no
other candidates
no response
 

5. Invest in mental health resources and community mental health prevention plans

prioritizing communities with the greatest need.

amara enyia
YES
bob fioretti
YES
lashawn ford
YES
lori lightfoot
YES
susana mendoza
YES
toni preckwinkle
YES
paul vallas
YES
other candidates
no response

Aldermanic candidates responses 

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