Leading Chicago mayoral candidates vow to defend rights of Muslims and Arab citizens

Arab and Muslim Americans have been the victims of “bad policies” by Chicago’s mayors over recent years but two of the leading candidates running in the Feb. 28, 2023, election vow to change that if they win.

Alderman Raymond Lopez and Dr. Willie Wilson told Arab News in separate interviews that incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot has disrespected Arab and Muslim Americans.

They said she has failed the people of the city on major policies including public safety, rebuilding the economy and bringing people together.

Lopez said that whoever becomes mayor of America’s third largest city, “must fight for everyone’s dream.