Our Platform

1

Increasing the Illinois minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 an hour now, not in five years. In 2018, no one who works 40 hours a week should be living in poverty.

2

Putting at least 1 million Illinoisans to work by investing $100 million over five years towards rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, railways, airports, public transit systems, ports, wastewater plants and other infrastructure needs.

3

Creating 1 million jobs for disadvantaged young Illinoisans by investing $50 million in youth jobs program. Today, the youth unemployment rate is off the charts. We have got to end this tragedy by making sure teenagers and young adults have the jobs they need to move up the economic ladder.• Fighting for pay equity by passing a law in Illinois that grants equal pay to women. It is an outrage that women earn just 78 cents for every dollar a man earns.

4

Reduce Chicago City Council to 25 Alderman.

5

All elected officials in the state of Illinois will be limited to three terms in office.

6

The City of Chicago School Board will be elected by the citizens of the city at the general elections where Alderman are elected.

7

Make tuition free at Illinois Colleges and Universities for Illinois citizens.

8

The HWP will advocate to legalize the use of recreational marijuana and provide licenses to sell marijuana to individuals selling marijuana now.

9

Create a publicly owned state bank of Illinois.

10

No tax on the purchase of food in the state of Illinois.

11

Homeowners 70 years of age or older will pay no property tax on their primary residence.

12

Work with Black Community to ensure the Black Dollar circulates in the Black Community for 30 days or more. As of now it only circulates for 5 minutes.

13

Yearly certified audit of Alderman’s Ward Budget.

14

Give more power to the Office of Inspector General over Alderman.

15

Year-round schools (Elementary and High School).

16

More Trade and Technical Schools.

17

Recall of all elected officials in the City of Chicago and the County of Cook.

18

Business should use closed schools to train and hire potential employees (Illinois Bell Training Center).

19

Cleanse the Cesspool.