To Rahm Emanuel, Mayor,
Do not allow Governor Rauner's fearmongering to impact Chicago. Pledge to maintain a welcoming city and stay open to refugees from Syria and anywhere people are fleeing for safety.
Chicago is better than the fear and anti-refugee platform Illinois' governor is taking.
We will not close the door in the face of people seeking safety no matter what Gov. Rauner says.
Welcoming refugees fleeing from violence is the best response to violence, and Mayor Emanuel has the responsibility of distinguishing our city policy from the governor's declaration.