Chicago Maroon: Raw Cut
5 months ago

Raw Cut: Jeanette Taylor, 20th Ward Aldermanic Canidate

In this Raw Cut, members of the Maroon editorial staff sit down with Jeanette Taylor, a 20th ward aldermanic canidate. Jeanette Taylor is a Woodlawn resident with activist roots in the South Side. She led a hunger strike to keep Dyett High School in Washington Park open and participated in protests with community members and UChicago students to pressure the University to open a Level I trauma center. She has also criticized the University for not hiring enough people from surrounding communities. Much of her platform focuses on creating economic opportunity for the ward without the risk of displacement; she has been a consistent supporter of citywide rent control measures as well as a Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) for the Obama Presidential Center.

Featuring: Jeanette Taylor, members of the Chicago Maroon editorial team