Chicago and Illinois in general are infamous for bad government. Year after year, the wealthy and well-connected get taxpayer funded perks, leaving the rest of us out in the cold.
Socialist candidate Jorge Mújica is attempting to change that legacy by taking on long-time 25th ward Alderman Danny Solis in next February’s election. He’s raising issues of opposing public school privatizations, raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, and stopping the pollution of working class neighborhoods like Pilsen.
He highlights Solis’s past leadership of politically-connected charter school operator United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), his failure to effectively combat air and noise pollution in Pilsen, and his fealty to wealthy corporations.
Watch Mr. Mújica as he is interviewed by Gay Liberation Network co-founder Andy Thayer.
Originally broadcast May 30, 2014