Thursday, January 6, 2011

Greater Englewood Residents has R.A.G.E.!

Got this press release via e-mail today. The main thing I want to excerpt below are plans for Aldermanic candidate summits for the various wards that make up Englewood:
Saturday, January 15, 2011, at Englewood United Methodist Church located at 6400 S. Stewart at 4pm R.A.G.E. will host part one of the “Who’s Running?” Summit. This is an open forum for residents and the current runners for each of the wards that serve Englewood. R.A.G.E. will also have a deputy registrar on hand to sign-up new voters from the community and provide residents with information that outlines the roles and responsibilities of public officials.

The January 15th forum will focus on the candidates of the 3rd, 6th and 20th ward. Part two will be Thursday, January 27, 2011 for candidates running for alderman in the 15th and 16th ward at the 7th District Police Station from 6pm-8pm. Saturday, February 12th will be the last forum for the candidates running for alderman in the 17th ward. The times and locations for part three will be announced at a later date.

The general election is February 22nd and everyone in the community is encouraged to participate and be a part of the candidate forum. “Residents should feel empowered again, R.A.G.E. goal is to make sure their voices will be heard at these summits”, Corrinn Cobb affirmed. Members of R.A.G.E. are determined to demonstrate their commitment in improving conditions and to assure residents understand the vision of these candidates who wish to represent Greater Englewood. Residents will have the opportunity to speak with the candidates and discuss their goals, platforms and other issues affecting the Englewood neighborhood.
You can check out this organization's Facebook page to find out more about this organization below is the full press release.

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