Tell Mayor Lightfoot and Dr. Arwady: Stop General Iron & Deny the Permit

Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady

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On February 4--after months of the Mayor and her Commissioner of Public Health ignoring community members trying to stop major polluter General Iron from relocating from Lincoln Park to the Southeast Side--four organizers went on a hunger strike to protest the permit and draw attention to decades of harm caused by environmental racism in the area.

Now two weeks into the hunger strike, despite dozens of community organizations and individuals who have joined in day-long fasts in solidarity, and many more participating in call-ins to the mayor's office and other elected officials, there continues to be only silence or spin from those in power.

The truth is that you cannot say you are for equity and justice when what is provided to Lincoln Park is denied to the Southeast Side.

Sign this petition to demand that Mayor Lightfoot and Dr. Arwady deny the permit to General Iron.

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To: Mayor Lori Lightfoot and CDPH Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady
From: [Your Name]

I stand with the hunger strikers and all Southeast Side residents calling on you to deny the permit to General Iron.

This is environmental racism in action and just one recent example of the injustice that communities of color in Chicago deal with every day.

You cannot say you are for equity and justice when what is provided to Lincoln Park is denied to the Southeast Side​.