Lori Lightfoot advancing to the April 2 run-off election!

Equality Illinois Press Release

Equality Illinois Celebrates Lori Lightfoot advancing to the April 2 run-off election!

A statement from Brian C. Johnson, Equality Illinois, the state’s civil rights organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people, released the following statement following results of Tuesday’s municipal election in Chicago:

“While we wait for every vote to be counted, we are incredibly thrilled with the votes that have come in. We congratulate Lori Lightfoot for advancing to the April 2 run-off election and her historic candidacy as the first-ever openly queer person to run for mayor of Chicago. That is a significant milestone in Chicago and Illinois history. Representation matters. Now, let’s bring it home on April 2 and elect Lori Lightfoot Mayor of Chicago.”

“We also congratulate the Chicago City Council’s LGBTQ incumbent aldermen on their election victories: Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th Ward) and Alderman Tom Tunney (44th Ward). Equality Illinois also congratulate 49th Ward Alderman-elect Maria Hadden, the first queer woman of color to be elected to the Chicago City Council. Thank you for your leadership.”

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