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Letter: Featherson endorses Rue

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Former 5th Ward aldermanic candidate Daniel Featherson has endorsed Robin Rue in the April 4 runoff election.

Dear 5th Ward Residents,

I have been a football coach and a mentor for our youth for years. I know first hand how important it is for our community to thrive. I know how important it is for our children to have a safe and wonderful place to live. This is why I am proud to endorse Robin Rue Simmons for Alderman of the 5th Ward.

When I ran for Alderman, I did it because I care about my students being able to live the life they deserve. To live without fear of violence, fear of going home hungry, and fear of not having a roof over there heads. Of all the candidates left in this race, only Robin has a plan to deliver affordable housing, to work with the community and police on violence, and to make sure families make enough money to eat.

Recently, I have seen a round of negative attacks on Robin by her opponents. They even asked me to be part of these efforts. They are attacking her on her efforts to bring about jobs and equitable businesses to the 5th ward that are led by Black and Brown women. These attacks have been lies based not in helping the community but tearing it down. I refuse to lend myself to these efforts because I believe that what the 5th ward needs is a champion who puts people and planet first. And I know the only candidate who will be that champion is Robin Rue Simmons.

So, I ask you to join me (and Mayor Tisdahl and Alderman Dolores Holmes) in supporting Robin for Alderman of the 5th Ward. If we stand together, we work together, we fight together, then I know we can win together.

Thank You,

Danny Featherson
Former Candidate for 5th Ward Alderman
Youth Football Coach and Mentor

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