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Political Reform for the 28th ward

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  • we need change CLEAN-UP THE CORNERS

    I personally think Jason Ervin will not be running for Alderman again. It's been a rough year for him and he is highly disliked in his own ward and throughout the entire city. I haven't met a single supporter of Jason Ervin. He's voted with the Mayor 100% of the...

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    I personally think Jason Ervin will not be running for Alderman again. It's been a rough year for him and he is highly disliked in his own ward and throughout the entire city. I haven't met a single supporter of Jason Ervin. He's voted with the Mayor 100% of the time.

    It looks as though he's thrown in the towel because he's let the 28th ward slide into complete disrepair. I think he's waiting his time out as Alderman and will probably go back to Maywood after his term ends. He obviously has no future here in the city of Chicago. Especially if ANYONE decides to run against him. He'll lose this time around for sure. No matter who runs.

  • Gloria B South Austin

    @ we need change....we can only hope someone runs against him! There is no foreseeable candidate. What ever happened to Carmelita Earls? I don't see or hear her anymore. I think she had some issues to contend with.

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Smart Meters

Recently I have had an installation of a Smart meter and while I was waiting to do a cost comparison I figured I would reach out to my neighbors to see if they had done some of this analysis on their electric bills already? I also wanted to see if there were any concerns related or incidents as early installation of these meters were known to cause fires, fines were threatened if refused, and billing issues had been shown to appear in other states.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Daniel...did u get my emails? If you are still interested call Dan 773-960-6045 and ask if he added u, your wife, Marcus to the list.

    Event starts at 8am today but goes all day and there are evening horderves.

  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    I did not see the emails perhaps he went to my junk mail so I will check but I will also call and inquire thank you.

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Capitalist path

I'm know that the majority of the alderperson's job is to create policies; however, that work is part time work. I believe that we can modernize local politics by creating a private business that can sustain itself and create revenue for the 28th ward. The capitalist economy biggest success is the middle class and I don't think that has to change.

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The Agenda

The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments...

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The New Agenda

Establish A private business under the New Democratic Party of Chicago.
*Chicago Chess Association ($36,000,000 annually profits and $20,000,000 to operate annual).
*Recruit 200,000 participants.
*$15.00 per month for membership.
*Create 32 teams.
*4 to 5 team personal (cost $10,800,000 annually and $5,000,000 toward post season).
a) Preseason.
b) Regular Season.
c) Post season.
*Each team will have a governing body.
*There's no age requirement; however, minors will need parents consent.
*Quarterly title tournament ($800,000).
*Monthly tournaments (1,200,000).

The goal is to secure 1/3 of the revenue from the creation of the Chicago Chess Association to fund need programs in the 28th ward, participants from around the city will be encouraged join and stay involved (that way we can create revenue and still stick to the tradition way of gathering funds).

Funds will be spent in five specific areas; namely, education, job creation, environmental improvement, housing exploration, and events.

I will strengthen community participation through the 49 precinct captains, 5 main captains, 5 professional from the academics, 10 collegiate students from areas of interest in relation to the 28th ward's growth.

Community participations will always be welcomed and encouraged.

Information will be gather to so that we can make inform decisions as to the best course for the ward.

25 hours ago

Jobs

Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm...

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Job creation is key to establishing a good and healthy society,but rest assured the business leaders will be at odds with the current talks about raising minimum wages to $13.00; that is, they'll cry foul.

Small businesses will claim that their ability to make a profit puts them at a disadvantage due to an increase in workers wages.

If your experience is anything like my own, minimum wages as they currently stand is bitter sweet (yeah I'm employed, but I'm barely making things happen with what I have).

As always the case middle ground must be found and altered accordingly, I believe that current alderman lacks the necessary know how.

I will create a council of six to eight of the precincts captain and they will act in concert with collegiate students and professional in the academic world to conduct various activities to find the best solutions. Ever case is unique; therefore, we'll move methodically and gather the required data to endorse potential policy shifts.

We don't want businesses dumping ships because their afraid that they can't make a profit and we want to ensure people that we know that they're $8.50 a hour.

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Fellow African Americans

I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we...

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I write to inform you that we are currently in a crisis, in fact, we have always been in a crisis here in America, we are the only group that has come to this country in great numbers via the slave trade, followed by over a hundred years of Jim Crow law, and now institutional racism. One would think that our condition would have improved, on the contrary, we are in a crisis.

Our biggest problem has been that we have never recovered from our past, we have attached our past with our present and now we have become victims of opportunistic politicians who exploit it for their own personal gains. Let’s take responsibility for our future and leave our children with a great legacy in which they deserve, an honorable history with a promising future.

I mentioned that our institutions was bias against us; moreover, intra-racism is often never explored or mentioned at all, I think we should start having discussing about it because it’s one of the biggest aspect to our healthy development. I believe that we will find that our very own leaders are the culprits for practicing intra-racism tactics and have hijacked the political agenda here in Chicago to keep the masses of blacks at a disadvantage

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I...

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    So I will run for alderman in the 28th ward and reform the way that the 28th ward does business, I will reverse the practices of doing nothing and making excuses for our conditions and I will create opportunities that former alderman’s lacked the political courage to envision. I will build up relations to create jobs. I will institute a program that will promote business that you will establish, I will ever stay committed to education for children and adults, I will aggressively endorse technology, science, and I will maintain a world view perspective.

    Our present condition is sad and embarrassing one, but we can change how other perceive us, this election of 2015 by voting Jason Ervin out and voting me into office and getting on the track of becoming the ward of excellence.

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Presidential Library

WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

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“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to...

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WE DID IT NORTH LAWNDALE! WE MADE THE CUT!!!!

The Obama Foundation announced the four finalists today; The Universities of Chicago, Illinois (UIC) and Hawaii, along with Columbia University in New York. For anyone who does not know, WE approached UIC to have a university component. We formed a partnership, now we are finalists!

Here is part of the Obama Foundation's statement:

“We were amazed by the quality of responses to our Request for Qualifications and we are grateful to every institution that expressed interest in carrying President Obama’s legacy forward,” said Board Chair Martin Nesbitt. “These four potential partners have come the farthest in meeting our criteria and have each demonstrated a strong vision for the future Obama Presidential Library. We look forward to working with each institution to further refine their proposals over the coming months, and to presenting our recommendations to the President and First Lady early next year.”

Now is the time to step up North Lawndale. Now is the time, all of us who wants to make a difference in all of the North Lawndales of this country. Let your voices be heard. Join us at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

  • Valerie F. Leonard Lawndale Community Builder and Policy Analyst

    Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in developing this application. I wish you the best! You make Lawndale proud!

  • Congratulations Lawndale and UIC.

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Don't Let Paperwork Be a Problem for Your Nonprofit

Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

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Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am
BUILD, Inc., 5100 West Harrison
$25.00 per workshop in advance; $35.00 at the door
Facilitator: Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development

Get up to speed with all your filings in 30 days:

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Illinois Secretary of State
Illinois Department of Revenue
Your Funders

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Don’t Let Your Paperwork Keep You From Getting the Funding You Deserve

Take the 30-Day Compliance Challenge!

Wednesday Workshops
October 1, 2014 Thru October 22, 2014
10:00 am-11:30 am
BUILD, Inc., 5100 West Harrison
$25.00 per workshop in advance; $35.00 at the door
Facilitator: Valerie F. Leonard, Expert in Community and Organizational Development

Get up to speed with all your filings in 30 days:

IRS
Illinois Attorney General
Illinois Secretary of State
Illinois Department of Revenue
Your Funders

Register for Workshop 1: The Roles of the Organization, Community, Foundations and Guidestar https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-1-the-roles-of-the-organization-community-foundations-and-tickets-9084765779

Register for Workshop 2: The Role of the IRS https://www.eventbrite.com/e/keep-your-organization-legal-workshop-2-the-role-of-the-irs-tickets-13122370363

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Support Viaduct Sanitation & Safety Initative

Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment...

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Hello, I live in Pilsen and we recently started a new initiative called #pilsencares. Our community has struggled for a long time with unsanitary viaducts and we believe this negatively impacts health and safety. #Pilsencares is collaborating with non-profit agencies to include other Chicago communities and support a citywide viaduct sanitation program. We had a news story that aired on Fox32 News last week (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/26491819/chicagoan-starts-petition-to-clean-up-viaducts%23.VA_R8t2fuMM.facebook)

We have another story coming out on Monday (will post update). Please take a moment to read our change.org petition and say YES to ROUTINE viaduct sanitation across the city. We also have a dedicated site now to access the petition on change.org. Should be easier to remember.

New site link: http://chicagoviaduct.com/

Tweet pics of your viaduct conditions to @chicagoviaduct

Please share with ALL friends, family, church members, and businesses (include on social media sites too- Facebook, twitter, instagram, & tumblr). Out of state? No prob. We welcome your support. Please encourage folks to share their story about why they believe we need improved viaduct sanitation programs.

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Presidential Library

On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior...

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On June 16th, the Barack Obama Foundation received 13 responses to its Request for Qualifications. Since then, it appears that the various bidders have chosen to silently wait for the Foundation’s decision, due sometime this month. Unfortunately, we fell into that mindset. Apologies.
From the beginning, developing a sense of pride in this and similar communities across the country was what our efforts were all about.
There is no doubt that physically, geographically and demographically, North Lawndale has the superior site and has a probable chance of winning the Library bid.
A grand Library campus built in a poor community will bring new investments and people, but what about the people here now? Without a sense of accomplishment, where is the sense of ownership? Where is the sense of pride?
North Lawndale’s site was not chosen from outside of the community. Our site submission was developed by the community. The University of Illinois did not approach us; we approached them with our fully researched site. This is the result of a community’s efforts.
When we win the Library (and we will), North Lawndale needs to know that it can say, “We did that!”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/North-Lawndale-Presidential-Library/366984393416815?ref=hl

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Sep 11

Seeking women 45-60 for paid focus group

Researcher at UIC seeking sedentary women ages 45-60 for paid focus group study on perceptions of physical activity and hula hooping. Contact Sarah at sjanic4@uic.edu for more information.

Stay safe and well Chicago.

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