See How Chicago Mayoral Candidates’ Respond to Questions About Addressing Gender Violence

Domestic and sexual violence is epidemic throughout Chicago, affecting people from all walks of life – particularly women and girls, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. Because the Office of the Mayor has many responsibilities that impact those who have experienced gender violence, we asked our mayoral candidates to answer questions about their plans to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

We heard back from Amara Enyia, Jerry Joyce, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, and Toni Preckwinkle. We’re disappointed that just one of the ten male candidates chose to respond by the January 22 deadline, and hope Chicagoans continue pressing to learn what all candidates will do to end gender-based violence in Chicago.

We hope the candidates’ responses – or lack thereof – help inform your vote for the Feb. 26th election.

Click on the candidate’s names to view their reply.

Responded by 1/22

Amara Enyia

Jerry Joyce Jr.

Lori Lightfoot

Susana Mendoza

Toni Preckwinkle

Didn’t Respond by 1/22

Gery Chico • Bill Daley • Bob Fioretti • LaShawn Ford • John Kozlar • Garry McCarthy • Neal Sales-Griffith • Paul Vallas • Willie Wilson

Any delayed replies will be posted when possible.

The questionnaire was prepared and presented by:

All of these organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and are nonpartisan entities that do not support or oppose individual candidates or political parties. All responses are posted as submitted on January 22, 2019. No part of this Election Guide may be construed to be an endorsement of either candidate’s campaign or views by the six organizations listed above.