Emanuel: Speak Out Against Injustice On Behalf Of Gays, Lesbians and Undocumented Immigrants

CHICAGO (CBS) — At an event for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mayor Emanuel said people who speak out and act against injustice should do so on behalf of gays, lesbians and undocumented immigrant families, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

At a noontime fundraiser for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Mayor Emanuel said that museum and the one here in Chicago challenge people to find their voice, not only to remember past injustices but to act.

“When you see a young man discriminated against because of his sexual orientation, do you stand apart or do you stand among and where is your voice? When you see a young girl, whose parents of come to this country and yet is separated, do you stand apart or do you stand among and where is your voice?” said Emanuel.

And the city’s first Jewish Mayor told the audience at the Sheraton people have a responsibility to react wherever a voice is needed.

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