Rev. Dr. Stephany Rose Spaulding is running to bring investment and hope to IL-01 communities rich in history, love, and culture, but are now struggling. Where a grocery store or local business may have once stood, there are now vacant lots and boarded-up shops throughout the district. Following in the footsteps of her working-class parents, Chicago Public School educators in their own right, Spaulding is a pastor, author, professor, and national activist and organizer who has been guided by the Chicago winds of her faith, family, and community mentors. She has dedicated her life’s journey to the knowledge and resources needed to demand justice and equity for all.