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From Chicagoist:

[On April 18th] , a group called Jewish Solidarity and Action for Schools delivered a petition to the mayor's office. More than two dozen people took the elevators up to the fifth floor at City Hall, intent on delivering their message to Mayor Emanuel, whose staff told the group he was unavailable. After leading a prayer in the lobby in front of his office on the fifth floor,the group tried to walk their letter in but were prevented by police and told the mayor wasn't in.

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As organizers chanted outside and a liaison for Emanuel tried to find another representative to take the letter, the group read it aloud in part:

"These discriminatory school closings fly in the face of our Jewish and human values…The proposed school closings would exacerbate inequity, particularly along lines of race and class. They would undermine the promise of our education system to be open to all of us, no matter what neighborhood we live in."

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Originally posted to Tristero 312 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 at 08:47 AM PDT.

Also republished by Chicago Kossacks.

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