To: National Desk

Contact: Kevin Sheridan of Working Families for Wal-Mart, 202-350-6680

WASHINGTON, July 26 /U.S. Newswire/ — Ambassador Andrew Young, national steering committee chairman of Working Families for Wal-Mart issued the following statement on a Chicago ordinance targeting big box retailers:

"The Chicago City Council’s action today once again tells inner-city residents they alone will be frozen out of access to local jobs, affordable goods and a stable economic future. I have worked my entire life to bring jobs and opportunity to poor and working families. It is a sad day when the inner-city residents of Chicago are denied the same retail and economic opportunities that every other Chicagoland community already enjoys."

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