Congratulations To The Next Mayor Of Chicago: Chuy Garcia
(While the 19th and 29th precincts are still out with zero results as of this time, I am withholding comment on the 11th Ward race. What follows is my statement on the Mayoral race.)
The Rahm Emanuel administration has been a disaster for the 11th Ward and for Chicago. From the far north of our ward, where Emanuel’s closures of mental health facilities have dumped patients seeking services at the Pacific Garden Mission, to the far south, where crime and the economic health of our neighbors get an indifferent shrug from City Hall, the 11th Ward needs to stand with the rest of Chicago and send Rahm Emanuel back to Wilmette.
I was in the streets with Chicago teachers fighting Emanuel’s public school closings, and when I saw the teachers union back Chuy Garcia for Mayor, I immediately invited Garcia to the 11th Ward to the same kind of events I appeared at with Bob Fioretti throughout my campaign. I am sad that Bob’s message didn’t get out, but today I join my many friends who already work for Chuy’s campaign for Mayor.
Today, I am wholeheartedly endorsing and supporting Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Mayor of Chicago in the April runoff. We have a chance to elect a bona fide progressive who withstood millions of dollars of attacks from Emanuel’s obscenely huge war chest stuffed with pay-to-play cash. We have a chance to retake City Hall from the forces that attack working families every day. We need someone who sees Chicago as the world-class city that it is, not a springboard for national office or a profit center for privatization.
For these reasons and more, I urge all 11th Ward voters to cast their ballot on April 7th for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for Mayor of Chicago.
Election Night Party!
This is it! Come on out and watch election results with us tomorrow night at 7PM at our campaign office at 3440 S. Morgan. Expect the usual awesome spread of fine treats and the best company in the 11th Ward. See you there!
Video: Saving The Ramova Grill
Did you know that the interior of Bridgeport’s beloved Ramova Grill is still around? In 2012, when it closed, I worked with the owners and other preservationists to keep it in the neighborhood so our community could enjoy it. That’s when I found a solution and led the project to land it at Benton House on Gratten Ave.
I love our neighborhood so much, and I know so many of my neighbors share that love. Because you might not know that the Ramova Grill isn’t really gone, I thought I should mention it — and ask that you keep it in mind when you’re voting on February 24th for 11th Ward Alderman. Thanks.
NDFA Day Of Action For Maureen Sullivan: Saturday 2/21
As an NDFA adopted candidate, Maureen Sullivan is proud to announce a Day Of Action on Saturday February 22. We are canvassing and phone banking on behalf of our girl from 12-4PM — come on out to the campaign office at 3440 S. Morgan.
White Sox Pitchers And Catchers Report To Spring Training!
— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) February 20, 2015
Yes, it’s a political campaign. Yes, the issues are incredibly important. Yes, the election will have far-reaching implications for the future of the city and the 11th Ward.
But today the White Sox pitchers and catchers have reported to Glendale! The offseason is over! White Sox spring training has begun!
Chris Sale! Johnny Danks! José Quintana! Jeff Samardzija! Tyler Flowers!
Word is lots of position players have already reported too — Conor Gillaspe! Jose Abreu(!!), Mica Johnson!
The Sox pickups have been stupendous this offseason (Emilio Bonifacio, Adam LaRoche, Melky Cabrera, Samardzjia) both Garcias are back online, and David Robertson, replacement to no less than Mariano Rivera is closing it up.
This year the AL Central is guaranteed to be a madhouse, and our beloved White Sox will be on the top floor!
DNAInfo: Rahm Emanuel Supports Patrick Daley Thompson With $16,000
[Image: Rahm Emanuel celebrates with Bruce Rauner. Chicago Tribune/David S. Lewis]
In the wake of campaign filing reports that Rahm Emanuel has donated at least $16,000 to Patrick Daley Thompson’s campaign through his PAC Chicago Forward, and further reports from our supporters that they are receiving Thompson phone calls on personal cell phones that have been placed on the National Do Not Call Registry, we provide two facts:
1) At the last 11th Ward candidate forum in University Commons, all three candidates were asked what Mayoral candidate they supported. John Kozlar and Patrick Daley Thompson, the two politicians, did not answer.
But Maureen Sullivan spoke clearly, saying in plain English that she supports Bob Fioretti.
2) In order to complain about any phone calls you receive on cellular phones that are on the National Do Not Call Registry, click here and file that complaint with the Federal Trade Commission.
Check On Your Neighbors In This Brutally Cold Weather
As some truly brutal and very cold weather settles on Chicago, I implore you to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, to make sure that heating is working in their homes. If you or your neighbors have problems with heat, call 3-1-1- immediately. Don’t mess around with this weather, because it can kill.
Remember that landlords must heat residential buildings to at least 68 degrees during the day and 66 degrees overnight. If you are unable to resolve a heating problem with your landlord, call 3-1-1.
CITY WARMING CENTERS
A Warming Center is a heated facility where Chicagoans can go to find safe refuge from extreme weather.
The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) operates six Warming Centers during work weekdays when temperatures dip below 32 degrees. Additional facilities are opened as needed including Senior Centers, libraries, and Park District buildings. The Warming Centers that DFSS operates are not open on weekday holidays unless specifically indicated. This is why it is so important to contact 3-1-1 for Warming Center information, especially during off hours or on holidays.
The Garfield Center, located at 10 S. Kedzie Avenue, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to connect residents to emergency shelter.
Call 3-1-1 to locate a Warming Center in your area.
Phone Bank Event: Wednesday 6-8:30 810 N. Milwaukee
Calling all volunteers: we are phone banking for Maureen TOMORROW, Wednesday February 17 at Reclaim Chicago’s Headquarters, located at National People’s Action at 810 N. Milwaukee. The fun begins 6PM and goes until 8:30. And I do mean fun: this is a great group of folks who give their all for our girl.
Hope to see you there!
Today’s Ad In The Bridgeport News
Kind of says it all, I think.
Women For Sullivan High Tea
You are invited! All are welcome to join us for tea, scones and other yummy tidbits. Homemade scones by the candidate herself will be served. Please bring at least one other woman or young lady with you. $20 suggested donation.
We will be making an announcement at the tea which you won’t want to miss.