The Coalition to Dump Matt Coghlan is network of organizations and individuals pushing to unseat the Cook County Circuit in Chicago, Illinois. Next Tuesday we have the opportunity to make history. It has been 28 years since the last time a judge was voted off the bench in Cook County. Since 1990, judges have coasted to election whether they are truly unbiased or even competent. Judges have an incredible amount of power over our lives. They can jail people pre-trial, set sentences, rule in child custody, power of attorney, and landlord-tenant cases. They also have the power to enact meaningful criminal justice reform such as the elimination of money bail which unfairly targets low income defendants.
SoapBox Productions and Organizing is a film and social activism non-profit that specializes in multimedia curation of creative projects centered around entertainment, education, and structural social change.