Chicago Mayoral Candidates, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle, and State Legislators to Make Commitments on Public Safety, Police Brutality, and Jobs before 1,200 Community Leaders

Community Renewal Society
***Advisory for Monday, January 19, 2015***
 
Contact (in advance): Laura Dean Friedrich, 312.673.3846, ldfriedrich@communityrenewalsociety.org
Contact (day of):        Maria Torres, 224.241.1096, mtorres@communityrenewalsociety.org
                                   Kim Mongoven, 773.870.0546, kmongoven@communityrenewalsociety.org
 
Chicago Mayoral Candidates, Cook County Board President 
Preckwinkle, and State Legislators to Make Commitments on Public 
Safety, Police Brutality, and Jobs before 1,200 Community Leaders
 
Chicago – The candidates for Mayor of Chicago will attend a Mayoral Forum on Public Safety, Police
Brutality, and Jobs during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Faith in Action Assembly hosted by the
Community Renewal Society and partner organizations. Mayoral Candidates will be asked to respond
directly to proposals, generated by community leaders, to create jobs in Chicago’s west side, reduce
violence with restorative justice, and increase police accountability.
 
President Toni Preckwinkle and more than a dozen members of the Illinois General Assembly will also be
present. The President will be asked to make commitments to invest in violence reduction and reduce
the population of the Cook County Jail. State Legislators will be asked to support legislative proposals to
remove lifetime barriers on employment for people with records and increase state funding for
education.
 
The event is co-convened by Community Renewal Society, STOP (Southside Together Organizing for
Power), KOCO (Kenwood Oakland Community Organization), Raise Your Hand, Jewish Council on Urban
Affairs, North Lawndale Employment Network, Westside Health Authority, and the Center for Tax and
Budget Accountability.
 
What: Martin Luther King Jr. Faith in Action Assembly with mayoral candidates, Cook County Board
President and state legislators
 
When: Monday, January 19, 10:30-12:30pm
 
Where: Liberty Baptist Church (4849 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL)
 
Who: Chicago Mayoral candidates, Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, and state legislators in a
public meeting with 1,200 community leaders from KOCO (Kenwood Oaklawn Community Organization)
STOP (Southside Together Organizing for Power), Raise Your Hand, and Community Renewal Society.
 
Why: We gather to honor the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by putting our faith in action and
asking elected decision makers to support initiatives that advance racial and social justice in
Chicagoland.
 
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