Sexual and domestic violence is epidemic throughout Chicago, affecting people from all walks of life - particularly women and girls, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. Because the Office of the Mayor has many responsibilities that impact those who have experienced gender violence, we asked our mayoral candidates to answer questions about their plans to prevent and respond to gender-based violence.

Both Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, who are the candidates in the April 2nd runoff election, responded.

The questionnaire was prepared and presented by:

All of these organizations are 501(c)(3) nonprofits, and are nonpartisan entities that do not support or oppose individual candidates or political parties. All responses are posted as submitted on January 22, 2019. No part of this Election Guide may be construed to be an endorsement of either candidate’s campaign or views by the six organizations listed above.

Attend the Chicago Mayoral Town Hall on Gender-Based Violence with Lori Lightfoot

Friday March 22, 2019 | Doors 3:30p Town Hall 4-4:45p Event Close 5p at

National Louis University - Chicago campus | 122 South Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL 60603

Curious about how Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot plans to address gender-based violence? Come hear what she has to say about this citywide epidemic which affects people from all walks of life - particularly women and girls, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and the LGBTQ community. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Lightfoot will briefly discuss her vision for a Chicago without gender-based violence at 4p, then she will take questions from the moderator and audience members until 4:45p.

Mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle declined an invitation to attend this event. Sponsoring organizations do not make endorsements and provide all candidates with the same opportunities.

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This page has been updated to reflect the results of the Chicago Municipal Elections held 2/26/19