Chicago (January 10, 2019) – Our campaign has always sought to amplify young organizers and activists who have been leading movements for change from the start.
While Chicago saw some justice for Laquan, the point isn’t for public officials to take credit for self-serving campaign purposes. Instead, the point is to address systemic issues of racism and police violence against people of color. The outcome of this case was an example of people working together to create change. No single person can or should take credit for a community-led effort.
We need a mayor who leads with humility and grace, who puts people first, who prioritizes community healing over political expediency. Not only are these the values of my campaign, but they’re the values of all those who worked to secure justice for Laquan.