In the past few decades, there’s been a growing realization that the very foundation of our criminal justice system lacks certain key tools to preventing crime in the first place.
If you aren't registered to vote or are unsure how and where you can vote, here are five ways you can register, vote, and get involved to increase voter turnout.
Our youth aren’t lazy or apathetic towards politics, they’re skeptical of an unjust system. It is upon us, those who seek the support of our youth, to regain that trust.
In a previous article we discussed some notable candidates who promote a Green New Deal. But there are still many more democratic candidates, and one of them might be the next president of the United States, so it’s important to know just where they stand on this monumental issue.
With climate change affecting us like never before, it’s inevitable that environmental policies are front and center in so many upcoming political races.
Rob Ghiano is participating in a dual-degree program at the University of Chicago to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Masters of Public Policy. During his time in Chicago, he has been involved with March for Our Lives and other grassroots political efforts. You can follow Rob on Twitter here: @rob_ghiano.
It seems everywhere you look these days, things have gotten political, yet lots of people still don't know how to get involved themselves. Here are six easy ways you can take a more active role in our democracy.
Teah Medellin is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, majoring in Political Science with a Spanish minor. She is an advocate for individuals with disabilities and dedicated to strategic organization management. She resides in Hyde Park,Chicago. You can follow Teah on Twitter here: @tteahm
Evelyn Pineda is a sophomore at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
The 1994 Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, commonly known as the Crime Bill, is the most comprehensive crime bill passed in American history.
This will not be a simple journey. There will be unexpected roadblocks, no matter how much we prepare. We will need courage, above all, for this movement to last for generations to come.
I moved to Auburn Gresham at the age of 12 to live with my grandparents. Sending me to Chicago was one of the most difficult decisions and greatest sacrifices my parents ever made.
My sisters, Christine and Myjoshi, were two of the first leaders that I’ve ever met. Using the power of their imaginations, they lead not by barking orders, but by inspiring…
One of the first values I understood in my life was the power of community. My parents taught me the importance of giving to others, even when we had very little ourselves. The power of community can uplift all of those…
At 6:21 PM this evening, a few blocks away from where my family and friends were gathering in our neighborhood of Auburn Gresham, there was a mass shooting in Englewood.