Joe Moore serves as Alderman of Chicago's 49th Ward. Known as one of the most progressive members of the Chicago City Council, Moore has gained national recognition for his successful sponsorship of a resolution against the war in Iraq, and measures requiring living wages for employees of big box retail stores and environmental restrictions on Chicago's coal-fired power plants. Further, he led the49th Ward to become the first community in the United States to implement a Participatory Budgeting process.