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Commissioner Dennis Deer is Fighting for you!!

It is an honor to serve each of you within the 2nd County District. We have a proven track record of fighting for the issues that matter most to the constituents that reside here. As you prepare to vote during this early voting time. Remember the Choice is Clear, Punch 121, and Vote to Re-Elect Dennis Deer Commissioner for the 2nd County District!!!

ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF COMMISSIONER DEER.

Legislative.
  • Chairman of the Cook County Health and Hospitals Committee 

  • Vice-Chairman of the Cook County Health Board

  • Declared Racism a Public Health Crisis

    This brought the office of equity and inclusion to Cook County 

  • Declared Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis in Cook County and Nationally

    The legislation added 1 million dollars to Cook County Health Budget to address trauma from Gun violence 

  • Declared Mental Health Public Health Crisis

    Led to Cook County Putting 60 Million of ARPA into Cook County Health Budget for Mental Health 

    Declared Juneteenth and Offical County Holiday 

  • Declared May Mental Health Awareness Month and May 19th as Mental Health Awareness Day in Cook County 

  • Helped lead the effort to get 24/7 services at the domestic violence court for victims of domestic violence which is scheduled to start in April 2022

  • Assisted in leading the effort to nearly double the jury duty stipend for Jury service

  • Amended the human rights code and required all employees under the president's office to take sexual harassment training classes once per year

  • Legislated and started the cook county commission on small business supplier diversity to assist minority and women-owned businesses with policy issues as well as work closely with contract compliance to assist small business owners

  • Legislated Cook County youth day

  • Legislated Census Commission

Community.
  • Co-Founded the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC)

  • Board Member for the National Institute of Health (NIH) 

  • Annual 2nd District Senior Luncheon 

  • Annual 2nd District Toy Drive and Give Away 

  • New Covenant CDC (Board President)

  • National Organization of Black County Officials (Board Member)

  • Strategic Human Services (Board Member) (North Lawndale Newspaper)

  • North Lawndale Chamber of Commerce (Co-Founder Board Member)

  • 7th Congressional District Criminal Justice Taskforce (Co-Chair)

  • Participated in and gave away over 5000 food boxes and care packages during the pandemic to people in underserved communities

  • Westside Black Elected Officials

  • Board Member Federal JCOIN (Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network)

  • Board Member Neighbor Spaces

  • Member Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc

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As you know it takes funding from friends such as you in order for us to roll up our sleeves and continue to do the work that it takes to get elected. The fight for sustainable economic development, public safety, and access to healthcare must continue. Thanks in advance for your generous contribution.

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MY POLICY AGENDA.

Economic Development.

Promoting the advancement of economic development with policies that leverage existing relationships within the community, in order to develop new and meaningful jobs throughout the 2nd District of Cook County.

Healthcare.

Advocating for expanded access to affordable healthcare as a human right for every resident of Cook County. 

Public Safety.

Creating strong policies that foster criminal justice reform and supporting community based programs aimed at reducing recidivism, jail and detention center costs that empower all residents to become productive members of society by restoring their human rights.

Health & Hospitals:
Resolution Declaring Racism and Racial Inequalities a Public Health Crisis in Cook County.

Small Business Commission:
With the disparities of minority contractors/vendors that are doing business with the County, this Commission was created to increase minority participation on contracts.

Census Commission:
An ordinance to establish the Complete Count of the Cook County population knowing that there hard to count areas.

Cook County Youth Day:

Youth Day Consists of youth from all over the County joining their Commissioners to learn about the importance of civic engagement.

Sexual Harassment:
Amendment to Ordinance 
An amendment request for additional mandatory training for employees of Cook County. 

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The 2nd District Task Forces are designed to advise Commissioner Deer in the areas of Economic Development, Mental & Behavioral Health Care, and Criminal Justice Reform. They are geared to assist in structuring legislation to address critical issues on the County Board. These Task Forces allow us to partner and connect with community members and organizations to create real change. 

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