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Statement of IFT Executive Vice President Karen Lewis

IFT Executive Vice President and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis issued a statement today acknowledging the expressions of support she has received during her leave:
“My husband, John, and I wish to thank each and every one you for your outpouring of support, thoughts, prayers and well wishes over the last few days. Your expressions have given me a sense of renewed energy as I shift my focus to restoring my health."

It has been said, that our city is one of big shoulders. I cannot agree more; today those shoulders have become the compassionate arms from brothers and sisters from all walks of life.

I want to personally thank you for respecting my privacy during this difficult time. While I’m in this fight, please know I’ll continue to stand for the city we love and deserve; and look forward to joining you again on the battlefield.”




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