These Chicago Families Don’t Want Teachers to Strike

On September 28, 2016 members of the Chicago Parent Congress gathered for a prayer vigil  in hopes that the Chicago Teachers Union would choose not to walk out on the children. There’s also a plethora of parents who are raising their voices to express concern for children’s safety and missing critical instruction time if a teacher strike occurs.

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Chris Butler is first a husband and a dad. He has been involved across the spectrum of public engagement activities and has worked with a number of diverse constituencies in urban and suburban communities. He has also been involved in several political campaigns including his service as a youth and young adult coordinator for Barack Obama’s primary bid for U.S. Senate. Chris worked as deputy campaign manager and field director for A+ Illinois where he developed a strong, statewide field operation including over 500 organizations and 50,000 individuals around the state working to bring adequacy and equity to Illinois’ school funding system and as the director of advocacy and outreach at New Schools for Chicago, a leader in school reform in Chicago. Chris is a 2006 graduate of the Ministry Training Institute and holds a degree in civic and political engagement from Northeastern Illinois University.