Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Mayoral Candidates to Hold Unity Press Conference Wednesday at Rainbow PUSH
The day after Chicago’s historic, hard-fought and sometimes contentious mayoral runoff election, the candidates, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, along with Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., religious leaders, elected officials and community activists are scheduled to hold a unity press conference:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Rainbow PUSH Coalition National Headquarters
930 E. 50th Street
“It’s time for the healing to begin and the building of a better and fairer Chicago,” Rev. Jackson said. “It’s time for the entire city, all 50 wards and 77 neighborhoods to come together and support the new mayor as she strives to make Chicago one big tent where everybody is in and nobody is left out.”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.