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Citing years of police brutality and racial disparities in arrests, activists are pushing candidates to embrace reforms ahead of next week’s Democratic primaries.
The former state legislator and resilience officer sees progressive economic policies as part and parcel of curbing climate change.
While Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey faces scrutiny over policing and racial equity issues, St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter has helped his city achieve progressive milestones, say lawmakers and advocates.
The state representative will almost certainly be the city’s first Black mayor, and his victory follows a year of nationwide social upheaval over police and racial justice issues.
The proposal by Mike Elliott, if passed by City Council, would also create a department of unarmed professionals trained to respond to mental health needs.
A disproportionate number of Black residents have left the city, and advocates say the next mayor needs to ensure greater access to housing.
The candidates—who didn’t support an affordable housing investment that was rejected by voters today—now advance to the November ballot.
Local activists have soured on incumbent Mayor Ron Nirenberg, and no other candidate offers a compelling alternative.
True public safety, advocates say, is one of the most urgent issues facing Cincinnati voters ahead of Tuesday’s primary election.
In various offices across two decades, Mayor Lightfoot has failed to bring change to the Chicago Police Department.
Incumbent Bill Peduto’s policing record is under scrutiny after protests last summer. He is facing what may be his most competitive race yet.
Days before the election, campaign finance reports show that real-estate and construction industries favor Cara Spencer over Tishaura Jones.
The mayoral candidate said she wants to drive down violent crime, stimulate economic growth and development, and reinvest in the city’s struggling schools and neighborhoods.
Mayor Randall Woodfin is increasing police funding and ignoring calls for non-law enforcement public safety alternatives.
Nezhad, a community organizer, is seeking to unseat incumbent Jacob Frey on a platform of transforming public safety without police, providing housing for all, and addressing poverty through direct economic support.
Tishaura Jones wants to decriminalize offenses and transfer people out of the Workhouse. Cara Spencer wants to end the contract to house federal detainees.
Two progressive candidates will move on to the general election, while Lewis Reed, a figure in St. Louis’s Democratic party establishment since 1999, couldn’t carry a single ward.
The mayoral candidate’s plans would reimagine life for Boston’s working-class residents—and has earned an endorsement from Senator Elizabeth Warren.
The two candidates will move on to the April 6 general election after securing the most votes under the city’s new approval voting system.
Whether the city will do more to keep people in their homes or simply do more of the same depends on who voters elect as the next mayor.
Now, advocacy groups are struggling to keep unhoused people safe.
The police killing has accelerated a years-long effort by advocates and lawmakers to shift resources and money away from law enforcement.
Months after footage emerged of officers fatally suffocating Daniel Prude, police were caught on video pepper-spraying a 9-year-old girl. Advocates say the incident highlights the shortcomings of Mayor Lovely Warren’s crisis response team.
The political paradigm emerging in Louisville is being formed by newcomers to local politics.
In a forum with people experiencing homelessness, Democratic candidates criticized the mayor’s affordable housing plans, embraced a ‘right to housing,’ and rejected police intervention on homelessness calls.
Mayor Ted Wheeler’s popularity has declined after a summer of protests against police violence in the Oregon city.
Like her Democratic mayoral counterparts in Portland, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York, Lightfoot has condemned police violence outside her borders, while using law enforcement to suppress demonstrations in her own city.