February 20, 2011
We had a tremendous Get-Out-the-Vote rally Saturday morning. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky flew straight from Washington after an all-night Congressional session to give Joe and a hundred or so volunteers a rousing send-off before they hit the streets to remind Joe’s supporters to vote on Election Day!
Though we had a great day on Saturday, our work is far from done. We need to contact more than 5,000 persons between now and Election Day to remind them to vote. Won’t you give us a hand?
Please stop by the campaign office (1774 W. Greenleaf) today or tomorrow and we’ll send you out on the streets or put you to work on the phones. We’re open today (Sunday) from 12 Noon to 9:00 p.m. and tomorrow from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
We also need your help on Election Day. We could use you from the moment the polls open to the final count, but even if you can afford to give only a few hours, your help will be much appreciated. Please call our office at 773-973-4900 to volunteer.
As always, thank you for all your help.
February 18, 2011
“Joe Moore continues to serve as both an innovator and as an independent progressive leader in the City Council. The 49th Ward continues to make great strides, even in the struggling economy. Joe’s implementation of participatory budgeting in the ward is one of the finest and most inclusive forms of democracy in action that you will find anywhere in the country.”
February 14, 2011
Joe Moore has always been proud of his support from diverse communities within the 49th ward. The diversity of voices within the ward makes it one of the most desirable places to live in Chicago. Joe was honored to receive the endorsements of Jewish Chicago Newspaper and the Haitian American Voter Organization. Joe’s message that we are “stronger together” is resonating throughout 49th ward neighborhoods.
February 10, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore today received the strong endorsement of the Chicago Tribune, which said, “he has pushed for sensible spending, transparent government and a concerted fight against Chicago’s persistent political corruption. He called out his colleagues for their sham efforts to protect themselves from the scrutiny of Chicago’s inspector general. He has implemented ‘participative budgeting’ to let citizens have a say in how he allocates money targeted for the neighborhood. Challenger Brian White has been a leader in affordable housing efforts, but he didn’t make much of an argument against the incumbent. Moore is endorsed.”
February 9, 2011
Joe Moore, a lead sponsor of the Chicago Clean-Power ordinance and numerous other environmental initiatives, received the endorsement of the Sierra Club in his bid for re-election as 49th ward Alderman. The Sierra Club represents Chicago residents who want a safe and healthy community in which to live, smart energy solutions to combat global warming and an enduring legacy for America’s wild places. Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been working to protect communities, wild places, and the planet itself. It is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the United States.
February 9, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of the Chicago Teachers Union, which represents 30,000 hard working members devoted to educating Chicago’s children. Moore has been a consistent voice in support of school funding and the rights of educators. CTU President Karen Lewis, in announcing the union’s endorsement slate for 2011, “We have to work day and night so that we have a City Council that hears educators’, parents’ and students’ message loud and clear — improve our neighborhood schools now.”
February 3, 2011
Early Voting resumes Friday and you will have the opportunity to pick the next mayor of our City. Make your vote an informed vote. Attend the 49TH WARD MAYORAL CANDIDATE FORUM on Saturday, February 5th, 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon, at Jordan Community School, 7414 N. Wolcott (between Fargo and Birchwood).
Sponsored by the 49th Ward Democratic Party, this forum is open to the public and is being held in conjunction with the Democratic Party’s Endorsement Session. All mayoral candidates have been invited to attend, including Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Carol Moseley Braun, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William “Dock” Walls. We will also hear from the candidates for City Clerk. After you hear from the candidates, cast your ballot at the 49th Ward Early Voting site at the Pottawattomie Park Fieldhouse, 7340 N. Rogers, located just steps from Jordan School. Thank you for being a good citizen and informed voter.
We’ll see you Saturday morning!
February 1, 2011
Joe Moore received the endorsement of one of the pre-eminent publications in Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian community–Gay Chicago Magazine. In endorsing Joe’s re-election, Gay Chicago Magazine joins the Chicago Sun-Times , which endorsed his re-election last week, as the only publications thus far to weigh in on the 49th Ward Aldermanic race.
Here’s what Gay Chicago Magazine had to say:
“Politics in the 49th Ward can be contentious and boisterous, to say the least. It’s a diverse collection of people with widely varying interests, from distinctive communities and business hubs to college students who rent and homeowners who want stable neighborhoods and good schools.
“It’s a tough ward to represent, but we think Ald. Joe Moore has actually gotten better and better at it in the 20 years he’s held the job. He gets criticism for taking on national and even international issues sometimes, as when he urged the City Council to oppose the Iraq War, got the Council to ban foie gras and fought to keep Walmart out of Chicago unless it changed its labor practices. But there are people who love that he carries the flag of progressivism in the City Council; no less than The Nation named Moore the country’s Most Valuable Local Official in 2008 for his advocacy of progressive causes.
“Moore also faced criticism in the past that he neglected more mundane residents’ concerns in the ward–deteriorating streets and infrastructure, crime, development and so forth–but he’s noticeably upped his game in addressing those issues his past two terms and that criticism has quieted. Much of the 49th Ward is looking much better and is safer these days because of Moore’s leadership. And we like the way he’s worked for development that preserves a balance of affordable rental housing and other housing in the ward.
“Gay Chicago Magazine is proud to endorse Joe Moore for alderman of the 49th Ward.
January 30, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was endorsed for re-election by the Chicago Sun-Times. The Sun-Times has endorsed Joe in eight consecutive elections. The Sun-Times says, “Moore deserves re-election. He is an outspoken voice in the City Council for progressive causes… With new aldermen expected to join the City Council, Moore’s experience and history of independence will be assets.”
January 30, 2011
Why wait? Vote early. Avoid the lines on February 22nd!
EARLY VOTING HAS RESUMED!
Starts: Monday January 31st
Ends: Thursday February 17th
Bring your government-issued photo ID to any of the 51 early voting locations around the city.
- Pottawattomie Park 7340 N. Rogers Ave.: Mon. thru Sat., 9 am-5 pm
- Warren Park 6601 N. Western Ave.: Mon. thru Sat., 9 am-5 pm
- Edgewater Library 1210 W. Elmdale Ave.: Mon. thru Sat., 9 am-5 pm
- Downtown: 69 W. Washington St., Lower Level Conference Room: 9 am-5 pm EVERY DAY
- …and a host of other locations around the city!
January 27, 2011
Joe comments on the CTA’s consideration of closing the Jarvis Red Line stop:
“If that El station closed, it could very well signal the demise of the Jarvis Square business district,” – WBEZ Radio
Read more on Joe Moore’s opposition to the potential closure of Jarvis at the Ward 49 web site.
January 27, 2011
49th ward Alderman Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of UNITE HERE Local 1 for his re-election campaign. UNITE HERE 1 represents approximately 15,000 hard working men and women – primarily in the hotel, restaurant and casino industries. Moore has received every significant labor endorsement issued so far in the 49th ward race – winning backing from the Chicago Federation of Labor, SEIU, AFSCME, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and the Chicago Firefighters Union. Moore’s has consistently fought for City Council legislation important to working families – and will continue to do so in his next term.
January 26, 2011
Joe Moore received the endorsement of the 7,000-member Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 in his race for re-election as 49th Ward Alderman. The members of Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 are well respected for their commitment and bravery in protecting the safety of Chicago residents. Alderman Moore has a long history of backing issues important to Chicago firefighters. Local 2 members know Joe strongly supports them as they seek to do their jobs protecting our community.
January 25, 2011
Larry Gibson an Appalachian Hero in the struggle against Mountain Top Removal coal mining met Tuesday morning with Chicago Alderman Joe Moore, the lead sponsor of the Chicago Clean Power Ordinance, to discuss the devastating health and environmental effects that reliance on coal as an energy source has brought to their two communities.
Continue reading on mountainkeeper.blogspot.com
January 20, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU). CBTU is a strong voice of black workers within the trade union movement. Moore has always been a staunch supporter of the rights of working men and women and has also received endorsements from AFSCME, SEIU, and the Chicago Federation of Labor in his 2011 re-election race.
January 18, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of Citizen Action Illinois. Citizen Action Illinois is the state’s largest public interest organization and a progressive political coalition committed to creating social change both in Illinois and across the nation. Moore has been a leader on a wide array of progressive issues throughout his career and was named “Most Valuable Local Official” in the United States by The Nation magazine.
January 17, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a critical voice for working men and women in Chicago. Moore has long been an advocate for working families and has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation to create jobs and increase wages.
January 15, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore received the endorsement of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association, recognizing his innovative work to fight crime in the 49th ward. The Chicago Police Sergeants Association endorsement will be sent to over 2500 active and retired Sergeants and their families. To learn more about Alderman Joe Moore’s work fighting crime, please visit http://joemoore.org/about/safety/
January 13, 2011
Joe Moore was honored to receive the endorsement of Personal PAC, one of Illinois’ leading pro-choice organizations. Personal PAC advocates strongly for pro-choice candidates and evaluates candidates’ records on issues important to women and their families. Joe has long been a leader in the pro-choice community and is proud to stand with Personal PAC in the 2011 election.
January 13, 2011
Alderman Joe Moore was proud to receive the endorsement of the Green Party in his race for re-election. Green Party members back Joe because of his strong history of environmental and progressive activism. For more information on Joe Moore’s environmental work, click here: http://joemoore.org/about/environmental-sustainable-marketable/