October 14, 2018

Keeping the 47th Ward Affordable for All

I believe that the neighborhoods of the 47th ward should be affordable to residents across the spectrum, from young singles to families with children to seniors. From City Hall, I worked with Ald. Ameya Pawar to pass a number affordable housing reforms at City Hall over the past six years: from a 2015 law requiring developers to include more affordable …

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September 18, 2018

Raising the Minimum Wage Helps Workers and Boosts the Economy

There is a new study out from the University of California at Berkeley that shows that Chicago’s minimum wage increase did not slow down the city’s economy, contrary to the arguments made by its opponents.  This is additional vindication for those of us who worked on the increase. In 2014, I was one of the City Hall leads on establishing …

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September 14, 2018

Negron for 47 Campaign Recognized by Obama Alumni Association

It’s humbling to be recognized by the Obama Alumni Association’s 44 Fund alongside so many of my peers that worked for President Barack Obama. This year alone, over 50 Obama Team Alumni are running for local, state, and federal seats. The 44 Fund was spotlighted in Politico’s Illinois Playbook, which you can read here. Working as a social media staffer …

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June 25, 2018

Monthly Meet & Greet – 1st Drink on Me!

Since launching my campaign in April, I have knocked on thousands of doors to talk to our community residents directly about their hopes and concerns. These conversations are so important: our elected officials need to be in direct touch with their constituents. Next week, I will host the first of monthly meet and greet events that I will be hosting …

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