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Community organizer and former mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green was joined by a group of organizers and supporters to endorse Lori Lightfoot for mayor at a press conference Friday. Green’s endorsement comes as Lightfoot continues to earn support from key community leaders and advocacy organizations including Illinois Nurses Association PAC, Dr, Timuel D. Black, Congressman Mike Quigley, Congressman Chuy García, Our Revolution Chicago within the past week alone.

“I see Lori as someone who will surround herself with great people in her administration and make better decisions for the city of Chicago,” said Green. “We’re going to disagree. But we’re going to give her a chance to make this city the great city it could be for our kids for our teachers for students for reentry citizens for those suffering in poverty for the homeless and for all of Chicago. We hope this city is ready to bring in the light.”

“This is what democracy really looks like,” said Lightfoot. “We would not be having the kind of conversations we’re having–tough, honest, but necessary—without the people here today. I am personally grateful for all the work they have done and continue to do. We need to always make sure people are respected and heard and given a seat at the table. I am grateful to be standing here today and I look forward to being a mayor who is a friend and a partner in facing the tough issues in our city.”