The Suburbs Of Chicago Can Vote Grizz For Congress In 2016
The 5th congressional district of Illinois, which kinks its way to the north and west of the city of Chicago, has been represented by Democrat Mike Quigley for many years. Quigley has been more of a moderate in Congress than a true progressive, however. He’s voted against progressive budgets, for big military spending, and against efforts to reform abusive electronic spying networks in the federal government. Quigley only supports liberal legislation about 50 percent of the time.
For a more truly liberal representative in Congress, where can voters turn? In 2016, the 5th district of Illinois has an alternative candidate from the Green Party. Warren Grimsley, running under the nickname Grizz, is challenging Mike Quigley for his seat in the House of Representatives.
– a tax on carbon emissions
– higher wages
– community arbitration panels to deal with allegations of police abuses
– reducing the size of the military
– ending the fully armed and operational system of federal government spying against ordinary American citizens
Why not vote for Grimsley the Green? What has the 5th district got to lose, besides a middling Democrat who often votes with the Republicans?