Chicago Teens Press Mayoral Candidates on Gender Equity

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Credit: GlobalGirl Media

Both Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his opponent Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talked about the women and girl in recent interviews with GlobalGirl Media, a teen video training and production organization.

“Young women need to make more noise,” Garcia said in an interview with Gaby Perez of GlobalGirl Media. But he put the onus on women to get involved in politics. “There is a lot that can be done if more women take an interest and in asking the question, ‘Hmm, I wonder if I could do the job better than the guys that are there now?'”

Mayor Emanuel, who boasted of expanding the city’s international baccalaureate and STEM offerings, made a point of including that under his administration Chicago is building its first new domestic violence shelter in 10 years. ” I fundamentally believe that women’s issues are family issues,” he told the teen reporter.

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