We support the legislation filed by State Rep. LaShawn Ford to allow for a recall election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the group of legislators and candidates standing up when they should stand up with Representative Ford.
Statement Released by Legislative Candidates:
“In light of recent events, I’m standing up with fellow principled candidates to call on the General Assembly and my opponent to protect the families and children of Chicago and empower them with the ability to recall Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Legislation has been filed by State Rep. LaShawn Ford, a West Side Democrat, to allow for a recall election of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. If I was in Springfield I would co-sponsor the legislation and push for its passage. I call on my opponent to do the same. Rahm and the Chicago political power structure have failed the students they are charged with educating and the families they are charged with physically protecting. It’s time to stand up and speak with moral clarity against the injustices bestowed upon us from the political status quo. A status quo that cares only about perpetuating their power at the expense – financial and otherwise – of those they have so grievously failed.”
Seth Lewis, Candidate, 23rd Senate District
Mel Thillens, Candidate, 28th Senate District
Benjamin Salzberg, Candidate, 29th Senate District