For Immediate Release Date: 08/08/2023
Demanding Clean Air for Chicago’s Neighborhoods: Community Protest at City Hall
Residents and activists are coming together to raise their voices and demand action to address the air pollution plaguing our communities. On August 17th at 10 AM, a protest will take place on the 5th floor of City Hall, outside the Mayor’s office. This peaceful demonstration aims to remind Mayor Johnson of the promise made to work collaboratively with our community to improve air quality.
For far too long, our neighborhoods have borne the brunt of environmental pollution, impacting the health and well-being of our families. During the election campaign, Mayor Johnson vowed to prioritize environmental concerns and engage in efforts to clean the air we breathe.
“We are not only holding Mayor Johnson accountable for his promises but also emphasizing the urgency of addressing air pollution in our communities. Clean air is a basic human right, and we deserve a healthier environment,” said Mary Gonzales, a Chair of St. Paul’s Social Justice Committee
The event aims to bring attention to the pressing need for cleaner air and to mobilize residents, activists, and concerned citizens in a united call for action.
“We invite everyone who cares about our city’s environment to join us on the 5th floor City Hall (Mayor’s Office), on August 17th at 10 AM. Together, we can make a significant impact and ensure that our neighborhoods receive the attention they deserve,” added Donna Graves, of St Paul Church.
The organizers encourage participants to share their support on social media using the hashtags #CleanAirChicago and #SouthwestEnvironmentalAlliance, and to spread the word among friends, family, and colleagues.
For media inquiries and further information, please contact Mary Gonzales through the contact form of our website.
Let’s come together and demand the cleaner, healthier Chicago we deserve. It’s time to turn promises into actions.