Twenty-Seven Community Groups Unite for a New Chicago at Mayoral Candidates Forum

There was an electric energy in the air the night of the New Chicago 2011 Mayoral Candidates Forum.

About 2,900 Chicagoans, representing 27 community organizations, showed up to hear top mayoral candidates Rep. Danny Davis, Gery Chico, City Clerk Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun, State Sen. James Meeks and Rev. Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, state their views on issues of housing, immigration, violence, job creation and education.

[JCUA’s Brian Gladstein talks about the importance of the 2011 municipal elections]

Get a glimpse of what happened that night in this video:

Photos from the event:

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More coverage of the candidates forum:

New Chicago 2011 is a multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalition of Chicago residents standing together for a set of shared principles to ensure families in Chicago have a safe, vibrant and equitable future.

Co-conveners of New Chicago 2011 include: Action Now, ARC 109, Bickerdike Development Corporation, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Center for New Horizons, Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European and Latino Immigrants of Illinois, Community Organizing and Family Issues, Community Renewal Society, Enlace Chicago, Erie Neighborhood House, Grassroots Collaborative, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Illinois Hunger Coalition, Jane Addams Senior Caucus, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Lakeview Action Coalition, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Organization of the North East, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, Southwest Organizing Project, Southwest Youth Collaborative

Supporting Organizations: Albany Park Neighborhood Council, Chicago AD, Metropolitan Area Group Igniting Civilization, Metropolitan Tenants Organization

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