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Jamal Green says city needs a leader who can give hope to residents

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Mayoral candidate Jamal Green said Chicago needs a new kind of leader.

We need someone who can significantly stem the ‘epidemic’ of violent crime, stop the exodus of populations, and give hope to young people and others.

“We need to activate a whole new electorate. The majority don’t vote. We need a candidate who can change that.”

That leader, he said, is not Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the candidate he endorsed after he dropped out of the 2019 election.

Residents have been forced to move out, he said, as riots have surged since she took office.

“Neighbors are leaving. At this rate, there will continue to be a significant drop in Chicago residents who don’t feel like this is the place to raise a family,” he said. “Without a candidate who truly understands this history and how to change it, these neighborhoods will not have the next generation of Chicagoans.”

He continues: Young people need to feel that there is hope in this city. People are literally in a place where they feel hopeless. They don’t feel things can change. And I’m here to say they can. We intend to give people hope and concrete change quickly. ”

Jamal Green is running for mayor of Chicago for the second time.

Ja’Mal Green is running for mayor for the second time. He endorsed Lori his Lightfoot after dropping out of the 2019 mayoral election.

By providing downpayments and assistance with closing costs to populate the communities of the South and West Sides and create a new tax base, Greene will allow the city to issue $1 billion in annual revenue bonds and pay $10,000. We are proposing to create as many new homeowners as possible.

His plans also include a universal preschool program for 3-year-olds. 10,000 apprentices per year from the age of 13 until he is 25. And he made Lightfoot’s Minimum Income Guarantee Pilot a permanent program, doubling the number of participants to his 10,000 and increasing his monthly salary to $1,000.

He also said he wanted to reopen the mental health clinic as a holistic “healing house.” To reduce the number of carjackings, he distributes 100,000 He Apple or Samsung “air tags” to motorists. Install an image sensor, camera, hidden speaker, and “emergency blue light call station” on the target block. Create an armed and unarmed “Transit Peace Keepers Protection Agency” to reduce CTA crime.

“We have to change this narrative that public safety is about police because it is not. Public safety is about making sure that root causes are addressed in a massive way,” he said. Told.

He also vows to eliminate annual property tax increases with the rate of inflation that Lightfoot passed to balance the city’s budget.

Shortly after Lightfoot took office, Green began publicly criticizing the mayor whose election he had helped.

The first public break came when Lightfoot declared the $95 million police and fire training academy a “done deal.” This was what Green and others called Rahm his Emanuel’s misguided spending priorities symbolic. In fact, Lightfoot said the project needs to be bigger and come with a bigger price tag.

This was followed by Green’s criticism of Lightfoot’s selection of David Brown as Chicago Police Chief.

Mayoral candidate Ja'Mal Green uses a ribbon-adorned wheelbarrow (left) to deliver nomination petitions for the 2023 local elections to the Chicago Board of Elections supersite.

Mayoral candidate Jamal Greene used a ribbon-adorned wheelbarrow (left) to deliver a nomination petition for the 2023 local elections to the Chicago Board of Elections in November.

Green also condemned Lightfoot’s decision to raise a bridge and lock down downtown after protests sparked by the death of George Floyd devolved into two devastating rounds of looting. He said he handled CPD roughly.

But it wasn’t until last year that Mr. Green spread false rumors on Twitter that Mr. Lightfoot was planning to resign, prompting the mayor to refute.

“I misjudged my tweet. … I’m sorry,” he said.

A month later, Green accused Lightfoot of placing Kibosh in a $15 million youth center they wanted to build on the site of a closed elementary school in Auburn Gresham, in retaliation for Green’s outspoken criticism of her.

“She takes things too personally and is loyal only to her friends,” Greene told The Sun-Times at the time.

“Her obsession, personal revenge. … If you’re not her friend, she won’t help you,” he said.


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