Ja'Mal Green

grew up on the Southside of Chicago and has experienced the effects of poverty and gun violence firsthand. Green is an activist and entrepreneur whose activism and efforts have reached national and international audiences. Ja'Mal brings a marginalized perspective to issues such as race relations, economics and the current state of political justice in America. Since starting his first youth organization at age 15, Ja'Mal has worked tirelessly as a community organizer and motivational speaker, mentoring youth and implementing programs and policies to help reduce gun violence, while also serving as a conduit between law enforcement, politicians and the community at large.

A leading voice at the forefront of the pursuit of justice, Ja’Mal was handpicked by Bernie Sanders to serve as his official surrogate during the senator’s groundbreaking 2016 campaign, where the young activist electrified crowds of thousands with his rousing introductions. A popular media figure, Green is a frequent panelist on ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, FOX News, MSNBC and has amassed thousands of followers through his growing social network. Green is also the founder of Majostee Allstars, a non-profit with the mission of empowering underprivileged youth and encouraging self-improvement through training, mentoring, and guidance.

Working Toward A Progressive Chicago

Ja’Mal Green has developed an extensive plan for the platforms that he believes will help take Chicago to greater heights. This plan is of great service to every community in Chicago and ignites the interest of all residents.

Create Inclusive Communities:

Rebuild neighborhood schools – Our neighborhood schools have been failing students way too long. They have been suffering from a lack of investment. We need to properly fund our schools with progressive sources of revenue, and hold the state accountable to pay their share. The investment into neighborhood schools will come in the form of infrastructure, curriculum, clinical staff, and after-school programs. It takes a village to maintain the neighborhood schools. These schools are not tools to be used by politicians. The schools are vital resources in the communities that help foster comradery and self-reliance. Preserving these schools will help residents gain more of a sense of ownership. The stakeholders in the community can help make the difference between a struggling school and a thriving school. Gaining the support of all the stakeholders helps to keep the authentic synergy that only a community who knows the residents can procure.

Spur economic development in urban communities – Updated plans coming soon.

Old school buildings – Mayor Emanuel has shut down over 50 schools primarily in urban communities throughout Chicago. We have a plan to introduce a matching program. Banks have a history of “redlining” loans in urban communities. The city will partner with banks to match any amount given to an investment group looking to renovate the properties. The plans for the building have to benefit the community and create jobs. The buildings could be turned into homeless shelters, used for manufacturing, vertical farms/greenhouses, community centers, day care facilities, and more.

Small Business Department – The city of Chicago will implement a small business department in city hall where new businesses can come for guidance. The city of Chicago has a lot of permits, licenses, fees etc which causes business owners to have a hard time getting up and running. The small business department will guide businesses through licensing, permits, offer accountants, and help with business plans.

Wellness Development – with 100% of urban mental health facilities closed under this current administration, this leaves an extreme need for wellness centers across the city. Our proposed wellness centers go beyond the traditional approach that focuses solely on mental health, we’d like to cover all necessary aspects of human wellness. Mind, Body, and Soul ( yoga and meditation, martial arts, crafts, etc.)

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Ending Government Corruption:

Elected school Board – In Chicago’s last municipal election, the referendum that asked “Should residents of the city of Chicago have an elected school board?” garnered approval from 89% of voters on average in the 37 wards that voted. We believe that democracy should come to education by implementing 14 districts that will allow residents to vote in a representative. The appointed school board has failed taxpayers. They have shut down 54 schools and counting, silenced our parents, mismanaged the public school’s budget, weakened neighborhood schools, and they are beholden to the current administration. Chicago neighborhoods need representation and that will begin with a Green administration.

People Policing Police – Residents of Chicago will serve on a police oversight committee. These residents will be from different backgrounds and careers. Regular civilians, doctors, lawyers, retired judges, and retired police officers will decide the fate in misconduct cases. Seven residents will analyze every case and make the decision on firing officers.

Excuse Me Officer (XMO) – the newest technology based community resource for monitoring and analyzing police behavioral trends. In the form of a powerful new free mobile application, the public may now leave reviews and ratings on any police interactions. Increasing transparency and accountability of data between local police departments and the communities they serve. Filters ranging from heroic deeds to sexual misconduct can now be applied after any interactions to display police effectiveness within any given community. Through a patented algorithm that reviews, processes, and aggregates archived/real-time events and user-submitted reviews, XMO offers a transparent and comprehensive platform for police engagement details.

Fairness In City Contracts – Updated Plans Coming Soon!

Take Down Red Light Cameras

Re-Imagining Chicago’s Future:

Require officers to carry insurance policies – Our city spends millions of dollars a year in police misconduct settlement cases. These are funds that can be utilized in a healthy way for our communities not in covering up or settling cases on the account of bad apples in our department. Every cop in Chicago must carry an insurance policy in order to serve on the streets of Chicago. Insurance companies will be able to assess the liability of the officers and deem them too risky to be on the streets. If they are too risky they will be assigned to desk duties, in doing so a large amount of money will be saved.
Create tools that lower property taxes – Updated Plans Coming Soon!

Designed For Destiny – The triangle program initiative will allow CPS graduates to choose college, trade school, or entrepreneurial boot camp and their payment is made through community service and civic engagement hours. Currently, there is a program to fund students who graduate with a ‘B’ average throughout all four years of high school. Our program will cover all graduates regardless of GPA. We must promote the creation of tomorrow’s leadership through not only college but trade and business, and this will allow our non-profit sector to have students available to contribute time to communities. We will have less high school graduates taking a lot of time to figure out their path in life working jobs that won’t allow them to live their dreams. This program will also be offered to DACA recipients.

The U.S. has lost 5 million trade jobs since 2000 and currently 3 million of those jobs currently sit unfilled. – Chicago needs to help fill these jobs, offering apprenticeships for those through high school and thereafter at the expense of the city.

Decriminalize cannabis to lowest priority – offering the city’s support of the legalization of cannabis which will provide new/progressive revenue streams.

Blockchain – Chicago will explore innovative technology and launch a city-wide pilot program to implement blockchain technology and cryptocurrency into city services. The goal is to offer government services on the blockchain and create a cohesive ecosystem that can dramatically reduce wasted time, effort and resources, at the same time saving the city of Chicago money. This pilot program will also welcome blockchain companies to the city of Chicago and we will offer these companies business tax credits. This will boost the cities economy by bringing more jobs to the city of Chicago.