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.
Get a glimpse of what happened that night in this video:
Photos from the event:
More coverage of the candidates forum:
- WBEZ: Mayoral hopefuls face off at activist forum
- Fox Chicago News: Chicago Mayor Candidates Debate
- NBC Chicago: Chicago Mayoral Candidates Debate
- Newstips: A convention for Chicago’s grassroots
- Progress Illinois: Rahm’s Hearing and the First Mayoral Forum
- La Raza: Realizan primer debate de candidatos a alcalde de Chicago
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