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Gays and Lesbians for Daley

Gays and Lesbians for Daley Political Button Museum
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GAYS AND LESBIANS FOR DALEY
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A blue background with white text along the top and red text across the middle of the button with a pink triangle at the bottom

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union bug

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This button comes from Richard M. Daley's election campaign to be mayor of Chicago. Daley, the son of previous Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, first won the position of mayor in 1989 and went on to hold the position until 2011. Daley's tenure as mayor was characterized by increased benefits to LGBT workers, encouraged tourism, and instituted more eco-friendly measures around the city of Chicago. Because of his history as a supporter of LGBT rights, and even being the first Mayor of Chicago to lead the annual Pride Parade, the LGBT community supported him in subsequent elections. When Daley stepped down from the position in 2011, he had served as Mayor of Chicago for 22 years, making him the longest-serving mayor in Chicago's history.

Richard M. Daley. (n.d.). Retrieved October 10, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_M._Daley.

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