If you really want to help the working class men and women in Chicago and all across Illinois now is the time to think about your futures and get up and come down to see Alexi Giannoulias, Pat Quinn and special quest former President Bill Clinton.
I’m so excited, because I remember meeting Clinton for the first time a few years back at a downtown bookstore. Two and a half hours in line later, (almost getting fired at the time, ex-boss was a republican). There were many age groups there from 15 years of age to 90 years-old. It was a great sight to see-women and men all proud to be an American and me walking up to him shaking his hands to the sound of Motown, and Clinton asking me “So do you like the music?”
Now, in the wake of 12 percent unemployment around the nation, with Chicago being hit hard by home foreclosure, homelessness for the middle class and social services being cut across to board, will the natives come out and support their own? Can the voters believe that President Obama and the Democrats can turn Chicago and this country around when the republican right and the Tea Party blocks them at every turn?
The Middle Class Still Show Hope
I think they will. I have seen time and time again, here in Chicago many men and women are hurting. They understand that no human person can do all things in just two years. Just like the rally with Pat Quinn in early October, I suspect many men and women who have been out of a job will need a glimmer of hope that Giannoulias and Quinn will start real change in their lives. Many men and women feel they have to support candidates that are likely to support their core values regarding minimum wage, creating more jobs, LGBT rights, social services such as extended unemployment benefits and job seeking services. If the Democratic Party isn’t going to take on this challenge who will?
Vote Early After the Rally
The democrats are trying to get voters for Illinois to vote early. Right after the rally on Tuesday, October 25 they there will be a push to go to the election board downtown to cast your vote. I think people are more likely to vote when there is are large crowds doing the same thing.
Donna Brazile, Vice Chair for Voter Registration and Participation in an email to get out the vote says, “Let me tell you why this is so important. It’s not just that there are people out there who don’t know what’s at stake in this election. It’s not just that there are folks who need one of us to call them and make the case. The truth is that there are people in this country who are doing everything they can to make sure our supporters don’t make it out”
We need to support candidates that have the same goals as you do–creating more jobs. The Sun-Times came out and endorsed Giannoulias because they are, “impressed by his character, his achievements as state treasurer and his obvious great potential,” “He is direct where [Mark] Kirk dodges, takes a stand where Kirk heads for the hills,” and “Giannoulias has found new ways to save the state money and be of compassionate service to ordinary people.”
So come down and support the candidates–better yet, join me in voting early at the polls.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Doors Open @ 9:30 a.m.
(First Come First Serve)
Palmer House Hilton (Grand Ballroom)
17 E. Monroe Street
(This Event is Free and open to the public)
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