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Re: “We're pretty sure somebody's going to become alderman of the Seventh Ward

As it relates to the 7th Ward, the redrawn Ward maps enacted 1982, 1992, 2002 and 2012 caught William Beavers, Darcel Beavers, Sandi Jackson, Natashia Holmes, Sen. Kwame Raoul, Sen. Donnie Trotter, Sen. Barack Obama, Barbara Flynn Currie 25th Rep and Cong. Jesse Jackson asleep at the switch. They didn't put up a fight to keep Black residents and businesses from being gerrymandered out of the Ward. The only ones who raised hell were Ald. Joseph Bertrand, who was himself, gerrymandered out of the 7th Ward and Cong. Gus Savage and Cong. Harold Washington. Since 1983 its been down hill and I'm predicting that by 2020 the lakefront will be void of Black residents unless they're wealthy, simply because our Black elected officials, civil activist and clergy are still asleep.

Posted by Manus A. Edwards on 01/22/2015 at 10:15 PM

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