06/17/2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Nickolas Kaplan (nkaplan@luc.edu) 

CHICAGO CONCERT SWEEP LATEST ATTACK IN ALDERMAN CAPPLEMAN'S WAR ON HOMELESS

A group of activists cried foul Wednesday as Alderman James Cappleman’s war on the homeless took its latest turn this week when city officials cleared out homeless encampments in the alderman’s uptown ward to make room for a concert by Grammy award winning artists Mumford and Sons. 

City police and family & support services moved homeless residents and their belongings away from their residence site on the viaduct to make room for the concert, which was rescheduled for Friday, June 19 after rains pummeled the city Wednesday. The 42nd ward has been a lightning rod for conversations about gentrification in the city, where the alderman has spent years supporting and enforcing policies that criminalize the city’s estimated 138,575 Chicagoans (as of August 2014) without homes and shut down single room occupancy and transitional housing options. Activists are calling on the band to address the situation and the city to address the lack of resources and harassment facing these community members.

The concert, scheduled for Friday night, is estimated to draw 35,000 people

CAPPLEMAN CONTACTS!!
(773) 878-4646
james@james46.org
Twitter: @JamesCappleman

Most Recent News/Info Links (for TWEETS)
http://chicagohomeless.issuelab.org/resource/facts_behind_the_faces_a_fact_sheet_from_the_chicago_coalition_for_the_homeless_2015_the
http://www.chicagohomeless.org/cch-celebrates-settlement-case-helped-live-street/
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/17/chicago-homeless-sweeps.html
https://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150616/uptown/ahead-of-mumford-sons-show-homeless-cleared-from-uptown-viaducts
http://radio.com/2015/06/17/mumford-and-sons-chicago-homeless/
http://chicagoist.com/2015/06/17/homeless_population_evacuated_befor.php
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150528/uptown/cappleman-says-city-needs-do-better-at-getting-homeless-off-street
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150616/uptown/cappleman-regularly-villifies-homeless-homeless-advocacy-group-says
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150330/uptown/does-uptown-need-more-affordable-housing-crawford-cappleman-weigh

SAMPLE TWEETS

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Call @JamesCapplemanand to tell him to #SupportChicagoHomeless in Uptown not push them out for @MumfordAndSons! http://tinyurl.com/ncx94ew

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Call @JamesCapplemanand to tell him that @MumfordAndSons concert does not  #SupportChicagoHomeless in Uptown! http://tinyurl.com/ncx94ew

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Call @JamesCapplemanand to tell him that City pushout of Uptown homeless for @MumfordAndSons concert does not #SupportChicagoHomeless in Uptown! http://tinyurl.com/ncx94ew

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- tell @JamesCappleman to "Weep, little lion man,/You're not as brave as you were at the start" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- tell @JamesCappleman "I struggle to find any truth in your lies" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- tell @JamesCappleman "Your boldness stands alone among the wreck" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- tell @JamesCappleman "You have your choices" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- tell @JamesCappleman to "Get over your hill and see what you find there" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- remind @JamesCappleman "Where you invest your love, you invest your life" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- ask @JamesCappleman to "Lend me your eyes I can change what you see" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

CALL @JamesCappleman AND TWEET @MumfordAndSons TO #SupportChicagoHomeless!
Hey @MumfordAndSons -- stand with Uptown and #SupportChicagoHomeless and tell @JamesCappleman that "Shelter better keep the wolf back from the door" for pushing out homeless Chicagoans for @JamUSA show! #SupportChicagoHomeless http://tinyurl.com/pbfg2pw

More News/Informational Links:
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150528/uptown/cappleman-says-city-needs-do-better-at-getting-homeless-off-streets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-XhUFj4Stk
http://chicagohomeless.issuelab.org/resource/facts_behind_the_faces_a_fact_sheet_from_the_chicago_coalition_for_the_homeless_2015_the
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150616/uptown/cappleman-regularly-villifies-homeless-homeless-advocacy-group-says
http://www.chicagohomeless.org/cch-celebrates-settlement-case-helped-live-street/
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150330/uptown/does-uptown-need-more-affordable-housing-crawford-cappleman-weigh
http://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2015/03/24/a-plan-to-use-14-million-in-uptown-tif-funds-stallsand-a-runoff-looms
http://chicagoist.com/2013/03/04/cappleman_gives_salvation_army_one.php

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