For Immediate Release: Community Activist Fight to Stop Governor from hosting event at A Historical Black Museum
On Today June 16, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. Community Activist leadership will hold a press conference to at City Hall (121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602) to discuss their opposition and plans to prevent (Revoke) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and event sponsors (Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council) from coordinating an event at the Historic Dusable Museum on Juneteenth (See Invitation below).
We (activist) feel it is of bad taste and a serious offense that on Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery, more generally the emancipation of African-America slaves throughout the Confederate South-That the Conservative Right-Wing Governor and his team would coordinate such an effort. They believe-the effort is pure propaganda with no sincere interest from the Governor!
Freedom First International, Violence Interrupters, Black Lives Matter along with other community activist (groups) will conduct a Protest Rally and Press Conference outside of the Dusable, IL on June 20, 2016 calling for the local (south side) Chicago community to join together and protest in opposition of Governor Rauner. The Governors leads an oppressive organization-that is showing it doesn’t care.
Gov. Bruce Rauner and his team suspended billions of dollars in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1.6 billion shortfall in the current state budget, making life a living hell- for seniors, the poor and inner city citizens.
The activist agree- The last straw was last week-was when Rauner used extremely demeaning language such as calling Chicago Public Schools a ” crumbling prison” to argue the school district doesn’t deserve an additional $100 million in funding-which shows he has no to little regard for the struggles of working and lower-income inner city Illinoisans.
For their effort, they (group) believe that the integrity of the black and poor minority community is being threatened by the violence, bad leadership, and lack of education and that ongoing and progressive solutions must be sought.
The group wants the community to call the DuSable 773.947.0600 and voice concerns about Rauner speaking. Also call the host organization-Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council 105 West Adams Street, Suite 2300, Chicago, IL 60603
Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾CPS System Reform,
◾Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (Southside)
◾Change Perceptions of People of Color and others in the system
WHAT: Protest Rally /Press Conference to Stop Governor Rauner.
WHERE: 121 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60602-Second Floor
WHEN: Wednesday, June 16, 2016 at 9:00am
WHO: Local Advocacy and Community Activist Leadership
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/980426072074505/
Freedom First International (SCLC), Violence Interrupters, Black Lives Matter, Faith and Social Justice Alliance and more.
Pastor Gregg L Greer, President -Freedom First International (Primary Organizer)
Tio Hardiman, President-Violence Interrupters (Primary Organizer)
Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor