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Oct 4, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
Here at Chicago City Council as they vote on a #TreatmentNotTrauma working group and hold a public hearing on #BringChicagoHome Image Elena Gormley from @ccwchicago speaks to the need for expanded public mental health clinics and a non-police emergency response system for people experiencing mental health crises. The time for #TreatmentNotTrauma is now!
Sep 30, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
Here at the Westside #BringChicagoHome Town Hall hosted by @ChiHomeless @CTULocal1, UWF, 290 IPO and others. 🧵 Image If we are going to seriously address the homelessness crisis in this city, we need dedicated progressive revenue to fund permanent housing and supportive services!
Feb 17, 2021 16 tweets 5 min read
BREAKING NEWS: A departmental breakdown shared with aldermen last week shows that, of the $403 million in discretionary federal funds provided to the city COVID-19 direct response, more than $280 million (!!!) went to the Chicago Police Department. #CARESNotCops #RightToRecovery Comparatively, the Department of Public Health received just over $18 million; the Office of Emergency Management received just over $8 million; the Department of Family and Support Services got less than $200,000. The Office for People with Disabilities got only $2,000.
Feb 15, 2021 28 tweets 11 min read
HAPPENING NOW: community members, labor leaders and elected officials call on the Lightfoot administration to #DenyThePermit and #StopGeneralIron from further polluting the southeast side. fb.watch/3GseynWx-t/ Chuck Stark, one of the hunger strikers who teaches @ Washington H.S. opens up the presser by announcing 70 teachers are participating in a day-long fast in solidarity. Mr. Stark is on day 12 of starving himself in order to demand the city take action against environmental racism