Friday, April 3, 2009

Black elected officials meet at CSU

From a Chicago State University press release:
Many of the Chicago area’s highest-ranking black elected officials will gather at Chicago State University this Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the library auditorium, fourth floor. The purpose of the meeting is to collectively identify the most important policy issues affecting communities of color.

Expected to attend the strategy session organized by Chicago Alderman Freddrenna Lyle are U.S. Senator Roland Burris, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush, U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis, former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones, and several state senators, state representatives and aldermen.

The event is not open to the public, but media interviews might be possible near the conclusion of the event around 2 p.m.

A partial list of the elected officials expected to attend includes:

U.S. Senator Roland Burris
U.S. Representative Bobby Rush
U.S. Representative Danny K. Davis
Former Illinois Senate President Emil Jones
State Senator Donne Trotter
State Senator James Meeks
State Representative William Davis
State Representative Marlow Colvin
Alderman Freddrenna Lyle
Alderman Leslie Hairston
Alderman Walter Burnett
Alderman Michelle Harris

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