WCT - Windy City Times emailed questionnaires to every registered citywide and aldermanic candidate with whom we were able to make contact by email or phone; for others, we mailed paper copies to their address on file with the board of elections.
The questions were about a wide range of issues, LGBT, HIV/AIDS, minimum wage, crime, youth experiencing homelessness, and more. Some questions did not have a yes/or no or "correct" answer, but involved more nuance and detailed narrative answers. Therefore, we rate candidates on an A-F scale, not by numbers. Readers will note not very many are below a "C" because those candidates likely did not even bother to respond to a survey from an LGBT newspaper.
We will be posting all surveys, as turned in by candidates, on our website. Look for a link under the Politics button at the top of our website, or search for the headline "2019 Election Survey Responses."
Windy City Times does not endorse in any elections, but we hope our survey educates readers who are making tough choices for citywide and aldermanic races Tuesday, Feb. 26. Please regularly check windycitytimes.com for updates, coverage and interviews in the days leading up to the election.
HRC - Human Rights Campaign
IVI - Independent Voters of Illinois Independent Precinct Organization
GIA - Grassroots Illinois Action
IC - Indivisible Chicago
SEIU - Service Employees International Union Healthcare Illinois
CTU - Chicago Teachers' Union
EIP - Equality IL PAC
LPAC - Lesbian PAC
VF - Victory Fund
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