Mayor Rahm Emmanuel has left many Chicago residents — especially those in the black community — very jaded. The mayor's mass public school closings and his "strategic gentrification" plan have received much criticism.
Cue 22-year-old Ja'Mal Green, who has decided to throw his hat into the mayoral ring.
I ask the people to unify and make it happen, they did. I have officially announced my candidacy for mayor of the city of Chicago because it’s up to us! pic.twitter.com/tHYFpd96IP— Ja'Mal Green (@JaymalGreen) April 18, 2018
“Millennials all over the world are stepping up and taking charge,” Green told the Chicago Sun-Times. “In the environment we’re in today, Chicago needs change, corruption needs to end, we need a modern approach to politics in Chicago.”