A tag team of mayoral candidates blasted Rahm Emanuel on Thursday for sending to Chicago households a letter tailor-made to reassure city employees that he will not seek to reduce their pensions.
City workers have questioned how Emanuel got their home addresses. But Emanuel spokesman Ben LaBolt said the letter — in a blank white envelope with no return address and a postage stamp — was sent to “households across the city.”
The mayor told reporters, “I don’t know anything about it.” But Braun stood her ground, calling it a “throwback to the bad old days” in Chicago.
“This is voter intimidation and intimidation of city workers,” she said.
“A personal letter … was sent to the homes of city employees, essentially telling them that ‘We know who you are, and we know how to reach out to you and we want to talk to you about your benefits.’ Well, the point is that’s illegal.”
She offered no proof of the illegality.
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