It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Alberto Bocanegra, former Cook County Green Party Chair and two time alderman candidate for the city of Chicago. According to news reports, Alberto was shot and killed after stopping a driver who had hit and run one of the bicyclists in an organized night bike ride on the South Side in the early hours of Tuesday morning, September 25th. Funeral arrangements are pending. We will post them on this site and send them through email and social media.
MWRD Candidates Karen Roothan, Tammie Vinson, and Christopher Anthony chanted “Vote Green! Vote Green! If you want your water clean!” as they walked in the 10th Ward Labor Day Parade on Saturday, September 2nd!
Rev. Williams got the chance to talk about hearings he is helping to lead throughout this state on violence with the help of state representatives in an effort to find solutions to the carnage. The first one was held on Saturday, August 25th.
Illinois Green Party’s Rich Whitney helped organize the anti-war rally and march commemorating the antiwar demonstrations 50 years ago at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. The event was sponsored by The Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression. Whitney concluded the march with a call to build a peace movement that will “fight back smart.”
Jack Ailey, Rita Maniotis, and Green Party Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) candidates–Karen Roothan and Tammie Vinson handed out over 1000 flyers about the MWRD candidates and their campaign issues. Join us for our next outreach when we flyer the Labor Day Parade in Hyde Park–stay tuned for more info.
Join us at the next Cook County Green Party Meeting!
WHEN: August 6, 2018 at 6:00pm
WHERE: Chicago Public Library Manning Branch, 6 S. Hoyne at the corner of Madison and Hoyne (near the west exit of the Medical Center Blue Line stop and southeast of the Ashland Green Line stop. There is also a parking lot.
ON THE AGENDA: MWRD campaign update, June candidate filings, upcoming actions, recaps on the National Meeting as well as the Coordinating and Exec Committee Meetings. We also may have two speakers. When they are confirmed, I will update this post.