34th Ward

Alderman Carrie M. Austin

People Score
0.00
In office since: 
1994
Appointed
Votes with the Mayor 
94%

2011-2014

Rubber Stamp: Votes with Mayor over 89% of the time. Deaf ear to school closings. Actively opposes legislation that would benefit their constituents. Supports privatization and anti-worker schemes. Works to put public money into private hands. (Explanation of score system)
Campaign Contributions from Low Wage Employers 
$21,800.00
Campaign Contributions from Education Privatizers 
$14,967.00
Does the Alderman support an Elected Representative School Board? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Did the Alderman vote to increase Chicago minimum wage to $13/hr? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
Does the Alderman support a $15/hr minimum wage that includes tipped and domestic workers? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Tell Alderman

Tell Alderman Carrie M. Austin that you support a $15/hr minimum wage!

Does the Alderman support the Keeping the Promise Affordable Housing Ordinance?  
  • Yes
  • No
  • Undecided
Tell Alderman

Reform Chicago Housing Authority. Tell Alderman Carrie M. Austin that you support Keeping the Promise Ordinance!

Did the Alderman vote to put siphoned property tax dollars back into neighborhood schools? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
TIF Surplus Ordinance (O2013-5698) Rule 41 vote.
Did the Alderman support a moratorium on charter school expansion while Chicago Public Schools were being closed? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • Absent
Did the Alderman vote to close half of the city's mental health clinics? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman vote in favor of the 2012 city budget? 
  • Yes
  • No
2012 budget included numerous cuts to libraries, over 350 layoffs, increased water & parking fees, and closed mental health clinics.
Did the Alderman oppose school closings in 2012? 
  • Yes
  • No
  • N/A
Did the Alderman oppose school closings in 2013? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman support the Chicago Teachers Union during their 2012 strike?? 
  • Yes
  • No
Has the Alderman allowed charter schools into their ward in the last 4 years? 
  • Yes
  • No
Did the Alderman vote for the Infrastructure Trust? 
  • Yes
  • No
Gimmick to move greater control of public infrastructure projects to private companies and banks without accountability or transparency.
Did the Alderman vote in favor of the 2016 budget?  
Yes
2016 budget included massive property tax increase, garbage collection fee, and clinic privatization.