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Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice

Chicago! Su voto es su voz: Your vote is your voice
Will Latino voters make the difference? Will black voters make the difference? Will progressives, teachers and other union members make the difference? The fact is Chicagoans from all walks of life will determine who will win the mayoral election – Rahm Emanuel or Jesus “Chuy” García. That may be a lesson of the election –... Read more »

A moustache and other political signs from Chuy vs. Rahm

A moustache and other political signs from Chuy vs. Rahm
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S.R.O. rally for "Chuy" at the Heartland

S.R.O. rally for "Chuy" at the Heartland
Harold Washington campaigned at The Heartland Cafe in Rogers Park more than 30 years ago. Barack Obama campaigned there in 2004 when he ran for the U.S. Senate. And on Sunday night Jesus “Chuy” García rallied hundreds of supporters for a standing room only event at this cafe that was recently criticized by an adviser... Read more »
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Rev. Jackson, Dolores Huerta, Cornel West rally for Jesus "Chuy" García

CTU President Karen Lewis
Some of the nation’s most prominent civil rights leaders came out this weekend to support Jesus “Chuy” García for mayor of Chicago. The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, and author and activist Cornel West joined hundreds of enthusiastic García supporters at a Saturday rally at New Mount Pilgrim... Read more »

Who is the loser in the Chicago mayoral debate? Phil Ponce

Who is the loser in the Chicago mayoral debate? Phil Ponce
The loser of Tuesday night’s Chicago mayoral debate was the moderator WTTW host Phil Ponce. He was booed by audience members when he repeatedly asked Jesus “Chuy” García if his son was still a gang member. Even Mayor Rahm Emanuel thought this was a bad question. “I don’t think this is a fair line of... Read more »

Is it time for Jesus "Chuy" García to carry on Harold Washington's vision of unity?

Is it time for Jesus "Chuy" García to carry on Harold Washington's vision of unity?
The comparisons are inevitable. Harold Washington was elected Chicago’s first African-American mayor in 1983. Jesus “Chuy” García  could become Chicago’s first Latino mayor more than 30 years later. If  García keeps on building on this coalition of Latino, progressive, African-American and union voters, especially teachers, he can beat Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Many thought Washington could... Read more »
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Why Chicago is ready for a Latino mayor

Why Chicago is ready for a Latino mayor
The question on Tuesday is whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel will win re-election with 50 percent plus one of the vote or whether he will face an April run off against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” García. García has been gaining in the polls and is expected to place second. Just as Harold Washington won election... Read more »

Why we should be thankful for undocumented immigrants

Why we should be thankful for undocumented immigrants
A political cartoon in the Indianapolis Star by Gary Varvel showed what looks like a Mexican family breaking into a house as a white family enjoys a Thanksgiving meal. It read, “Thanks to the president’s immigration order we’ll be having extra guests this Thanksgiving.” The cartoon implied that undocumented immigrants come here to steal our... Read more »

Immigrant families' mixed reaction to President Obama's speech

Immigrant families' mixed reaction to President Obama's speech
Felipe Diosdado watched President Obama’s speech on immigration Thursday night with his wife and two children at his side. His family may be directly impacted by the president’s actions to stop deportation of as many as five million undocumented immigrants. “If they deported me, they would also deport two U.S. citizens, because I would have... Read more »
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Don't expect to see President Obama's immigration speech on network TV

Don't expect to see President Obama's immigration speech on network TV
President Obama is set to deliver a national speech on immigration during prime time Thursday night. As many as 5 million undocumented immigrants may be impacted, including the parents of U.S. citizen children. But good luck finding his speech on network television. ABC, CBS and NBC aren’t expected to air the speech favoring instead The... Read more »