*As a sponsor of Chicago's gun ordinance, continue advocating for commonsense legislation, including a ban on assault weapons.
*Lobbying for funds to allocate police and other security resources to the areas that need them most.
*Encouraging a holistic approach to crime that includes attention to work opportunities, strong public schools, and positive outlets for young people.
*Support more youth and family-oriented venues, such as the 130,000 sq. ft. community center planned to go up in 2013 for Pullman Park that will house four basketball courts, two soccer fields, two baseball infields, weight training, and running track.
*Ensuring quality, convenient housing and services for our growing population of seniors, enabling them to continue contributing to their communities.