Why You Should Run
We need people who value the possibility and power of transformation, dignity and humanity, putting people first, doing no harm, and finding practical solutions to aspirational goals to run for office. We need people with these important values in elected office.
Protect Recent Hard-Won Reform
In recent years, the Illinois Legislature has abolished juvenile life without parole sentences, extended youthful protects to emerging adults (currently people 20 and younger), eliminated money bond, and enacted other important criminal legal system reforms. We need people in office who will protect these changes.
Build On Recent Reforms
We need to continue building on recent reforms. We cannot settle. We need people in office who know that what our communities need is for people to come home; we need people who want to heal families and find real, actual solutions to prevent violence. The status quo hasn’t worked.