West Side residents flood the polls with hopes of mental health and labor reform

Despite predictions that President Trump’s controversial performance would be the primary incentive driving voters to cast their ballots this midterm, residents of Austin kept it local. At polls across the neighborhood, voters cited the need for more mental health services and workers rights as their motivation to show up.

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In an effort to protect unions and raise wages, Fight For $15 mobilizes workers to vote in Illinois’ gubernatorial elections

In the month leading up to the election, Shantonia Jackson along with other members of the national grassroots movement Fight for 15 and the labor union SEIU have knocked on thousands of fellow workers’ doors in a push to convince new or reluctant voters to head to the polls.

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