"Since its founding in 2020, 50th Ward United Working Families has placed a special focus on police accountability in the city of Chicago. We supported CPAC (Civilian Police Accountability Commission) and its successor ordinance, ECPS (Empowering Communities for Public Safety). Now we continue this work by lifting up the newly-created police district councils that will serve as community liaisons with the police, build public safety models based on community-input, and support the ECPS Community Commission to hold police accountable.
We are proud to endorse three candidates for the 24th district council! The candidates are EdVetté Jones, Rev. Dr. Marilyn Pagàn-Banks, and Veronica Arreola. EdVetté is a photographer and activist in Rogers Park; Marilyn is an ordained pastor and executive director of A Just Harvest; Veronica is an activist and founder of 50th Ward Action Network. All three have demonstrated a commitment to police accountability, restorative justice, and community-based public safety."