Rep. Luis Gutierrez Will Not Seek Re-election: Is This a Seismic Shift in Chicago’s Latino Politics?

Last week, Representative Luis Gutierrez (a long-time incumbent from the Chicago delegation to Congress) announced that he will not seek re-election. Chicago Democracy Project’s Jaime Dominguez weighs in on what this will mean for Chicago’s political scene, from the streets to the Hill. http://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/364038-rep-gutierrezs-departure-is-a-the-seismic-shift-in-chicagos-latino-politics

Election Day 2017

The first Tuesday in November is a big day for American democracy. Chicago doesn’t have an election this time around, but big issues and elections are on the ballot in other municipalities around the country, including New York City. Local elections are vital for democracy: they help us select the vast majority of officials who Read More…

Announcing the Chicago Democracy Project…the Remix

Friends, neighbors, Chicagoans, and city-zens everywhere: we are pleased to announce the launch of the Chicago Democracy Project (CDP) at Northwestern University Political Science. Through a collaboration between Northwestern researchers and members of all of our communities, the CDP seeks to bring together the best elements of rigorous scholarship with committed membership to achieve policy goals Read More…