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Community residents, poverty advocates, workers and allies held a community rally and picket outside the campaign offices of Alderman James Cappleman at 4660 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL.

The picket was held Sunday, August 24th, 2014.

Uptown–According to picketers, during the past four years of Alderman Cappleman’s freshman term, the people of the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago have witnessed repeated attacks on the standards of living for the most impoverished.

James Cappleman, Alderman of Uptown’s 46th Ward, has closed more SRO’s than every other alderman combined, evicted hundreds of seniors and tenants, has raised rents on students and families, and has led extreme harassment of the homeless. In addition, he has been in lock-step support of closing mental health clinics, depleting mental health services and giving millions in TIF money to expensive high-end luxury apartments.

Most notably, he has also tried to get services that feed the hungry to leave the ward. Put simply, the people of the 46th Ward have had to endure extreme class warfare from their new alderman. Their elected official has waged intensive attacks on the extreme poor and working-class, while catering to and prioritizing the wealthy, the spoiled and the affluent.

As developers, real estate brokers and banks get wealthier; students, young people, working mothers, seniors and veterans have gotten poorer. As Ald. James Cappleman gears up for re-election, we believe it is time to let his supporters and their neighbors know exactly what they are endorsing. We will not go in silence as communities vanish and as the vulnerable die. The community will demonstrate outside his new campaign office during his campaign kick-off to bring these issues to light.

For more information, contact: Ryne Poelker, 217-416-8627

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