For immediate release: Peace Rally and Press Conference outside of the Dusable Museum (Emancipate our State from Rauner)
On This coming Monday June 20, 2016 at 11:00 am-Multiple community activist (groups) and union organizers will conduct a Peace Rally and Press Conference outside of the Dusable Museum at 740 E 56th Pl Chicago, IL for the local (south side) Chicago community to continue to join together after they (group) along with applied community support-as well as the Governors team decision contributed to a cancellation of Governor Rauner’s scheduled exclusive private event at the Dusable on Juneteeth. (See Invitation below) on a holiday which marked the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865.
Hundreds of people from over including 20 organizations would have assembled to send a clear message to the Governor that a political narrative was not welcome on Juneteenth at the Dusable nor anywhere else in our community.
(We have to hold our institutions accountable, their best standards and practices have to be centered around the well being of the people and the development and empowerment of the community. said, other of the organizers)
(The consensus from participating organizations is they still want to do this action. They want to send a “strong message” to Governor Rauner regarding his disrespect to our community and the fact that he continues to hold our state hostage for his political agenda. )
S.E.I.U of Illinois and participating union partners
The activist agree- The last straw was this past 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, not political grandstanding.
Recent initiatives to address
◾Recent Case- Demand Justice , ect
◾CPS School System Reform
◾Community Violence Prevention on the Chicago (Southside)
◾Change Perceptions of People of Color and others in the political system
WHAT: Press Conference Revoke Governor Rauner
WHERE: Dusable Museum -740 E 56th Pl Chicago, IL (57th and Morgan Drive Side infront)
WHEN: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:00am
WHO: Multiple Local Advocacy and Community Activist Leadership
Contact: Gregg L, Greer-Lead Activist-Media Advisor