Angela Clay talks to vendors at the Voice of the People Juneteenth event


I attended our public schools and know that strong schools are the anchors of strong safe communities. 

I sit on the Local School Council at my former elementary school, Brennemann. I was in the first graduating class of Uplift Community High School and I continue to be a leader supporting Uplift’s success. 

I will work directly with school leaders, parents, and students to make sure they have the resources they need to succeed, and work to connect Uplift, the elementary schools, and Truman College to create an ecosystem of support from pre-K through college. 

As Alderperson, I will work to:

  • End student-based budgeting that exacerbates the financial inequities across the City. Replace it with needs-based budgeting to ensure equitable resources for students of all races and incomes across the city.
  • Ensure culturally relevant curricula that highlights African American, Latinx, Asian, and indigenous history & culture, and pursue full funding for the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History Act (TEAACH Act)
  • Support and empower strong grassroots representation of parents, students, and community members on a fully elected school boards for CPS and Chicago City Colleges by 2025. 
  • Support Uplift Community High School in becoming the designated neighborhood high school for Uptown.
  • Transform CPS into a Sustainable Community School District. 
  • Build a Sustainable Community School Village that connects the ward’s only high school, Uplift, the ward’s only High School and the only Sustainable Community School, to the local elementary schools and Truman College to provide a continuous ecosystem of support from pre-K through community college.

Angela Clay is a product of our public schools and knows the important role our schools play in the community. The Chicago Teachers Union is honored to support Angela because she has a deep understanding of all the critical issues facing the families of her ward. We have no doubt that she will be the most effective advocate for the residents of the 46th Ward as Alderperson, because she’s been an effective advocate her whole life”

Stacy Davis Gates, Chicago Teachers Union President 

“As a retired CPS teacher I’m proud to support Angela Clay, a product of our Chicago schools and long-term defender for public schools and affordable housing. She didn’t just start this yesterday, she’s been in this work for a long time.”

Michele Gunderson, Retired CPS teacher and Lakeview resident 

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