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Community Organizations Do Report Card On Lightfoot's First 100 Days
2019-08-24

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CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot campaigned on a promise of enacting independent, progressive policies like creating affordable housing, protecting immigrants, and bringing a democratic voice to the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Police Department.

On Monday, grassroots organizations representing Chicago's working-class Black and Latinx communities will release a Report Card on the Mayor's First 100 Days. Dismayed at the track record of the so-called "outsider" Mayor, they will report on progress—or lack thereof—in the areas of affordable housing, public education, and police accountability.

WHAT: Chicago neighborhood leaders will present their First 100 Days Report Card on Mayor Lori Lightfoot to see if her actions have matched her campaign promises.

WHO: Community activists who have been leading campaigns to close loopholes in the Welcoming City Ordinance, end money bond, secure an elected school board and community control of the police, re-open public mental health clinics, win a Community Benefits Agreement for Jackson Park, and raise taxes on the sale of multi-million dollar properties in order to fund affordable housing ( list in formation ).

WHEN:

Monday, August 26, 2019

10:00-10:30 am

WHERE:

Chicago City Hall, 2nd floor, 121 N. LaSalle

United Working Families is an independent political organization for the many, not the few. UWF organizational affiliates include the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, Grassroots Illinois Action, the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 11, 33rd Ward Working Families, Warehouse Workers Organizing Committee, and Cook County College Teachers Union Local 1600. Sixteen UWF members have been elected to the Chicago City Council, the Cook County Board of Commissioners, and the Illinois General Assembly since 2018. www.unitedworkingfamilies.org .

—From a press release


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