|April Goggans stood silently holding a sign that said "16 shots and a cover up #LaquanMcDonald #ResignRahm." Others in the room chanted "Black Lives Matter."|
That's like having Donald Trump lead a workshop on immigration reform (or tourism in Britain).
But then this happened. The picture that this morning, appears on front pages and national media news everywhere.
|Protest at Saucedo|
In response to the sit-in, a spokesperson for CPS released a statement Thursday morning, writing: "CPS appreciates the community's feedback on proposed school actions. We will carefully consider the supportive and concerned comments from the community."And a SmallTalk Salute goes out to the entire student government at Loyola Univ. whose elected members now face disciplinary action from the administration for speaking out in solidarity with dining hall workers in their struggle against private contractor, Aramark. That's the same company that was brought in by Rahm to privatize CPS janitorial services and cripple the union. And what a mess that's been.
Chelsea attended $1,000/plate events hosted by the likes of Kevin Conlon of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies, Trisha Rooney, Nora Daley (daughter of former mayor) Amalia Mahoney, Holly Maloney, M.K. Pritzker, a major Hillary Clinton donor and Linda Johnson Rice, the chief of Johnson Publishing.
I really can't blame her for avoiding the mayor. Even though Hillary should have no trouble winning the IL primary, Rahm is now considered political poison for the Democrats and he's made Chicago a problem for the party entire ticket. He's the Democrat's Rick Snyder. Nobody wants to be seen with him. This, in the town where people used to say of old man Daley: The road to the White House runs through Chicago.