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CHE Cook County Supports Fight For $15 Lucha por $15 & Union Rights

CHE Cook County joins thousands of fast food workers and allies from across the world calling for a $15 minimum wage, Union rights, and and end to sub-minimum wage or "tipped-wage."

Raise the Wage - Calumet City

In Calumet City, IL, 22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined live below the poverty line. This is higher than the national average of 17.4%. 

Inequality & Health in the U.S.

"The criminal justice system has become an institution--like the education system--that both reflects systemic and institutional racism and exacerbates existing inequities."

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The voices of residents--- Cheryl Johnson of Altgeld Gardens, Jason Berry of Blue Isand, Angelique Harris of Bronzevlle, Bonnie Rateree of Harvey, and Organizer Janel Bailey of Chicago--- describe a vision of a community where health is possible, and their struggles to build power sufficient to change policy so that food and other basic resources are available in their neighborhoods. This video also features responses from US Rep. Robin Kelly, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia to the 2012 health equity report.


(Please Note: The Collaborative for Health Equity Cook County was formerly known as 'Place Matters.') Video Production: Jim Bloyd and Anne Lombardi, Intern. Narration: Jim Bloyd, Anne Lombardi, and Johnnie L. Owens, Jr.

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