What Does the State's Attorney Do & Why You need to Vote

With recent events highlighting Anita Alvarez's unwillingness to bring justice on behalf of citizens (especially Black, Brown, and poor ones) and the lack of accountability of CPD the Office of the Cook County States Attorney has become one of great attention. This office is responsible for the over-prosecution of residents, the under-prosectution of police, and decides just how "justice" is exercised. 

In response to Donna More signs that have been going up in our most heavily policed area of town OPAL has produced a document highlighting some troubling facts about More that you may not know. It is important that this election is won by the right person and that is Kim Foxx.  

Kim Foxx has spent years prosecuting cases and has a personal connection to the Black, Brown, and poor communities that are usually over-prosecuted. Kim is a consistent voice for justice and equity unhindered to fight against the corruption and politics that continue to divide our county and dismantle vulnerable communities.

Please vote based on what you know, not who you know.

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Parents Guide to 2015 Achievement & Accountability Report

 Inspired to action, OPAL is  organizing the community to work collectively toward the goal a city where each child, resident, and neighborhood are equally valued, 
This guide is part of our voter education program, crested to promote civic participation in our governing bodies.

Join us in working together to make Evanston a more equitable community.

Please utilize this consolidated guide as needed

Download Guide Here

The full guide can be found here
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Community Feedback

We asked the community to give us input on our three goals: Voter Education, Increased Voter Turnout, and Candidate Development.


Voter Engagement:

  • Reach voters in their community, hearing their concerns, and encouraging their participation in the governing of Evanston is the first step.
  • Go to where the people are, recruit ‘members’ for everywhere
  • Personal conversation and small groups

Voter Education:

  •  Voter education efforts need to be held throughout the community,
  • Education that is tailored to the audience
  • How does vote relate to my life

Candidate Development:

  • Candidates who understand that they will be held accountable for outcomes
  • Candidates who see the worth in ALL residents
  • Leaders who understand that  decisions made at the city, District 65 and District 202, effects all of our quality of life in Evanston

 

Voter Engagement Survey Results

Over the last several months we've been asking for your input to ensure that our efforts reflect the voices of the community. While, we still have many people to reach we appreciate and value the feedback we've already gathered. 

Here is a link you can use to view the results from our voter engagement survey. If you have not yet taken the survey you can find the link on our home page. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-JYSVCSJJ/