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Chance The Rapper‘s live streamed meeting with Illinois gov. Bruce Rauner proved to be a fruitful one. After the governor offered “two options to provide $215 million to help the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools,” Chano announced that he would be donating $1 million of his own money to support arts programming in the district.

According to the Grammy award winning artist, his donation will comes from future tickets sales from his forthcoming tour.

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Update: Michelle Obama chimed in to thank Chance.

The rapper described his donation as a “call to action” and asked for similar contributions from the city’s business community. While promising via Twitter to present a plan for CPS, Chance at his South Side news conference said it wasn’t his job to propose policy. Instead, he leveled a series of criticisms against the Republican governor following a meeting with Rauner last week the rapper described as “unsuccessful.”

“Gov. Rauner can use his executive power to help get Chicago’s children the resources they need to fulfill their God-given right to learn,” the musician said. “Gov. Rauner still won’t commit to give Chicago’s kids a chance without caveats or ultimatums.” — via NY Times


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