Fioretti Statement on Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Board of Education

Chicago, IL - The following is a statement from mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti:

In a matter of days we have seen two overwhelming examples of why our school board should be elected.

A millionaire venture capitalist sits on our school board, appointed by our millionaire mayor, and makes decisions that enrich the companies in which she invests. Meanwhile, women who make a working salary to teach our children are being forced to choose between a career and motherhood.

This is an embarrassment and is one more example of why a mayoral appointed school board has failed this city. We should have absolutely no tolerance for sexist practices in any workplace or our school system. These teachers deserve justice now.

Paid for by Friends of Bob Fioretti, 17 East Monroe Street, Suite 211, Chicago, IL 60603. A copy of our report is (or will be) available from the State Board of Elections, Springeld, IL and the Cook County Clerk, Chicago, IL.

Friends of Fioretti
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Chicago IL 60603 United States

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