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Brady Urges Quinn to Support School Voucher Plan

Press Release

Location: Springfield, IL

Brady calls on Quinn to support Meeks voucher plan
Also asks again where the governor stands on Pullman Wal-Mart

Bill Brady today called on Governor Pat Quinn to publicly support the voucher proposal by State Senator James Meeks and again asked the governor to show leadership on the issue of a Wal-Mart for the Pullman neighborhood of Chicago.

"Whose side is the governor on?" Brady asked. "He has two opportunities to be a voice for the people in hard hit communities this week. Governor Quinn should stand up for the people and not for the insiders."

Under the Meeks bill, beginning in January 2011, the principals at each low-performing and overcrowded Chicago grade school must notify the parents or guardians of the students that vouchers are available for the next school year. Brady has voted for the Meeks bill.

For the fourth time in recent weeks, Brady is also renewing his call for Quinn to speak out publicly in favor of a Wal-Mart in the Pullman neighborhood. Brady has been a long-time voice to bring opportunity to food deserts in Chicago, introducing legislation on the issue last May and visiting hard hit areas. A vote on the Pullman project is expected in the city zoning commission this week.

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