#ReimagineChicago Mayoral Forum


The upcoming election is our opportunity to #ReimagineChicago and fix the damage done by Rahm and his predecessors. Join us Wednesday for the #ReimagineChicago Mayoral Forum to hear where the candidates stands on our campaigns and our vision for the future of Chicago. Click here to register!

Six candidates were invited based off of voting by community leaders belonging to Grassroots Collaborative member and partner organizations. Each candidate was also required to fill out a questionnaire. You can find the questionnaire responses here. Amara Enyia, La Shawn Ford, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, Toni Preckwinkle, and Willie Wilson have all confirmed their attendance.

The forum will focused on a progressive platform developed in partnership with neighborhood residents across the city. #ReimagineChicago is an aspirational plan to transform Chicago into a city that works for everybody through targeted community investment, expansion and protection of affordable housing, police accountability, jobs programs, and progressive revenue. The #ReimagineChicago platform can be downloaded here.

You can also show your support for making Chicago a city that works for everybody by using one of our Facebook cover photos uplifting the community demands in the #ReimagineChicago platform.



Will there be childcare?

Yes, childcare will be provided for children age 3 – 10 years old. We ask that children older or younger stay with their parent/guardian.


Will translation be provided?

The event will be translated in Spanish and American Sign Language.


Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Yes, there is a lift outside of the building that opens up into the event space.


Do you need to register ahead of time?

Pre-registration is encouraged as seating preference will be given to those who registered prior to the event if the event space reaches capacity. It will also help us get an accurate count of the translation and childcare needs for the event. You can RSVP here.


Which organizations are sponsoring the event?

Sponsoring organizations include: Grassroots Collaborative, American Friends Service Committee, Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago, Action Now, Alliance of the Southeast, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Cook County College Teachers Union, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights, Chicago United for Equity, Coalition for a South Works CBA, Enlace Chicago, Generation All, Hana Center, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Latino Union, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Organized Communities Against Deportations, ONE Northside, Our Revolution Chicago, Parents 4 Teachers, Pilsen Alliance, Raise the Floor Alliance, Raise Your Hand, Southsiders Together Organizing for Power, The Leaders Network, The People’s Lobby, Westside Rising