Dorothy Brown kicks off citywide ‘Listening Tour’ on June 19
Respect – pride – change on agenda as Brown seeks to bring #Hope4AllChicago
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(CHICAGO) – June 12, 2019 – When Dorothy Brown announced her candidacy for mayor of the city of Chicago in April of this year she wasn’t offering the residents of the city politics as usual. Rather she vowed to be the Mayor for all of Chicago’s of the city of Chicago. She spoke of making each of 228 square miles, 200 neighborhoods, and 77 communities, world class. One of the ways Brown is seeking to connect to the citizens of Chicago is through a “Listening Tour” that to get input from all of Chicago’s communities that will inform her platform for Mayor. On Tuesday, June 19th Brown will kick off her tour South Side Listening Tour at the Project Hood Leadership and Economic Opportunity Center, 6330 South King Drive from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (Click here for the full program) Prior to that, beginning at 3:00 there will be a press conference about the “Listening Tour”, followed by a community walk where the candidate will meet and greets members of the community. This tour will encompass the communities of
1. Kenwood: (South Kenwood)
2. Washington Park
3. South Hyde Park
4. Woodlawn: (West Woodlawn)
5. North South Shore: (Jackson Park Highlands)
6. Greater Grand Crossing: (Grand Crossing; Parkway Gardens; Park Manor)
7. East Fuller Park
The tours are driven by Candidate Brown’s belief in the democratic process, and her advocacy for all Chicagoans to exercise civic responsibility. “ I believe strongly in servant leadership,” says Brown. “When leaders are informed and motivated by the needs and wishes of their constituents they are the most effective.” The subject of reforms in the wake of several CPS scandals are expected to be a large part of the conversation that evening.
In her candidacy announcement Brown stressed that for Chicago to truly be a world class city, it must have world class blocks, world class neighborhoods, and world class communities. Since the launch Brown has visited myriad corners of the city meeting and talking with residents. However, the “listening tour’ will have a more formal structure allowing residents to interact with the candidate, have their feedback captured and in turn that feedback will be used to formulate policy positions for the candidate. Participants may also register to vote at all of the ‘listening tour’ sites.
Brown first became Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in 2000, and has been elected five times, most recently in 2016, by a margin of more than 14%. She has brought revolutionary changes to the operations of the office through her focus on technology and providing effective and efficient customer focused services. She has implemented a host of innovative programs, which have streamlined processes, saving millions of dollars for taxpayers. Through her leadership more than 220M court documents are now accessible on line by judges sitting on the bench.
Brown is an attorney, a CPA and holds an MBA.
For more information on Dorothy Brown’s campaign, visit her website at www.dorothyformayor. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, @dorothyformayor. Join the conversation using #Hope4AllChicago. Text2Give – Hope4AllChicago (773-823-0199).