Chicago Announcements June 22, 2021

Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s Office of Equity and Racial Justice published a survey asking city residents to submit feedback on the city’s Equity Statement of Principles. The latest draft of the principles is “the product of several months of listening to community stakeholders, processing the input with our partners, and revising based the feedback and insights shared with us,” according to a message from the mayor’s office. 

The Right to Recovery Coalition, which includes SEIU Healthcare, GoodKids MadCity, Ald. Daniel La Spata (1) and the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, will host a news conference in Daley Plaza at 9 a.m. Tuesday to tout what they call the “Chicago Rescue Plan” to spend the more than $1.8 billion in coming American Rescue Plan aid to “address the urgent needs of Chicagoans hit hardest by the pandemic,” according to a news release. The release pointed to an ordinance filed with 12 co-sponsors, but as of Monday night no ordinance was publicly posted. 

Organizations including the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) will join Ald. Jeanette Taylor (22) will hold a march down King Drive between 35th Street and 51st Street “demanding action in the unsolved deaths and disappearance of Black, mostly young women and girls in Chicago.” Taylor and KOCO leaders will host a news conference after the march concludes at 5 p.m. 

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