For the past seven months, I have had the opportunity to work with Ravi Parakkat on the ad hoc committee focused on the next steps urgently needed in the village to combat the effects of global warming. Throughout the process, he has demonstrated a deep commitment to helping the village reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases and become more resilient in the face of climate change. On the ad hoc committee, he has shown respect for other people, knowledge about the issue of climate change and its immediate impacts, creativity, a willingness to learn and listen to many points of view, a consistent focus on data to drive decision-making, and a genuine concern for the health of Oak Park and all its residents. He has a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion as well — and we need this in our local leaders. It has been a pleasure to work with him, and I believe he would be a great trustee for the village. I hope everyone will join me in voting to elect Ravi Parakkat for Village Trustee. 

Pamela Tate, Oak Park

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