People of Chicago Demand Verifiable Transparency of Ald Cappleman

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Skirting gov’t ethics certainly, also violating laws?

The question everyone should ask themselves, as a friend said this morning “Seriously folks… after 2016 does anyone have to outline the serious issue of an anonymous “news outlet”?”

It’s a well-known fact, the hurt and damage that Cappleman and his team have inflicted directly upon thousands of Uptown residents since he became alderman of the 46th Ward. His war against diversity, equality and well-being for all is legendary and well-documented. This petition is not about that.

In this age of Trump, with conservative propaganda reaching fever pitch, even long-time Chicago news outlet WGN-TV is falling victim to FOX NEWS clone Sinclair Broadcast Group.

Cappleman’s Uptown Update may seem like just another voice in the haystack of the conservative propaganda against true democracy, working tirelessly to scrape every dollar they can for the wealthy in every legal, illegal and abusive way they can. Many conservatives would say so what…

But if Cappleman, his family, and paid gov’t and campaign staff participate in the Uptown Update’s anonymous shenanigans directly or indirectly, is that legal?

The People of Chicago Demand Transparency

The undersigned to this petition, demand the 46th Ward Alderman Cappleman, his alderman’s office and campaign staff, his donors and beneficiaries disclose publicly and permanently their ownership, operational, editorial and financial relationships to the Uptown Update. This includes immediate family of all the above.

These disclosures or lack of disclosure shall be verifiable to appropriate ethics and enforcement officials with written and electronic communications, tax and banking records.

We demand the Uptown Update disclose publicly and permanently on all their online properties, ALL admins, ownership, operational, editorial and financial relationships.

The people have a right to know vested, unethical and possibly illegal interests.