AFC Polls 2011 Candidates for Chicago Mayor and City Council on HIV & Public Health Issues
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The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) regularly surveys candidates on AIDS-related policies and publishes the results to educate voters and the general public. AFC mailed the survey to the 243 candidates in the City of Chicago election running for city council, and all candidates for mayor. Fifty-two city council candidates responded to the survey, representing a 21% response rate, and all six candidates for Chicago mayor remaining in the race responded to the survey, representing a 100% response rate.
The election is Tuesday, February 22. If a single candidate in each race fails to win more than 50% of the vote, there will be a runoff election on April 5. Winners take office in mid-May.
AFC is a non-partisan, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and does not endorse candidates. AFC conducted the survey to help inform public health providers, AIDS advocates, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the general public about the policy positions taken by candidates on critical HIV issues.
A majority of candidates who responded endorsed efforts to maintain public health funding, expand access to needle exchange programs, and expand access to confidential HIV and STD school based testing and treatment in Chicago Public Schools. The candidates also expressed support for a city-wide coordinated campaign to encourage the use of female and male condoms, a city-wide media campaign to combat homophobia, and maintaining funding for the Low Income Housing Trust Fund for housing for people living with HIV.
Part One: Overview & mayoral candidate responses (PDF)
Part Two: Table of all responses (PDF)
Part Three: Alderman responses by ward (PDF)
Part Four: Aldermen responses by question (PDF)