A major polluter was dead set on opening a metal shredding facility in the middle of a working class neighborhood on Chicago’s Southeast Side. It looked like a done deal until community resistance forced the city to prioritize people over profit.
Oscar Sanchez is a resident of Chicago’s Southeast Side. He is a member of Chicago’s Democratic Socialist of America serving in the south side steering committee, member of United Working Families, and currently works as Southeast Environmental Task Force’s Community Planning Manager. During the General Iron Campaign he participated in a 30 day hunger strike.