Building Safe Communities Through Investing in Our People

If we are giving the police 40 percent of our budget and we still don’t feel safe, then that means that we need to be doing something different.

We need to start thinking about how we use those resources so that we actually feel safe. And that means increasing the presence of mental health services, social workers, and nurses. We also really need more after school programing.

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We Need to Protect Pensions With Progressive Revenue

We have a moral and an inescapable legal obligation to keep our promises to workers who accepted pensions in place of raises and who have paid into this system rather than Social Security. Emanuel’s latest recommendations will only result in more seniors living in poverty and allow the state to muddle along with one of the most regressive tax structures in the nation.

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Robert Quellos