June 22, 2014

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Launch of Cities of Opportunity Mayoral Task Force

Group to Address Inequality in America's Cities

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"I applaud Mayor Kevin Johnson for making economic opportunity for all a key focus of his US Conference of Mayors Presidency and look forward to joining him, Mayor Bill DeBlasio and other fellow Mayors across the country in this effort. In Chicago, we have launched new workforce training and education programs, and made investments that strengthen economic opportunities in neighborhoods where they have been lacking. We are beginning to see results, and I am eager to work with my colleagues across the U.S. to bring forward meaningful change."