Dorothy Brown takes ‘Listening Tour’ to Near South Side
Candidate shares poignant story of overcoming poverty to attain success, and how she will serve Chicago
(CHICAGO) – June 27, 2019 –Mayoral candidatekicked off her near south side “Listening Tour” with a walk in the Chinatown neighborhood of Armour Square before meeting voters at Trinity Episcopal Church on Tuesday. There the candidate shared her personal story of growing up in a rural and impoverished environment in the state of Louisiana to eventually leading one of the largest county governmental court records system in the country. The resounding theme of Brown’s campaign is to be the mayor for all of Chicago, and the community residents were moved by her story.
This tour encompassed the communities of the Near South Side, including the South Loop and Chinatown, Armour Square, Douglas, Oakland, Fuller Park, Grand Boulevard, Bronzeville, and Bridgeport. Comments and suggestions from the audience focused on support for entrepreneurs, affordable housing and education. The candidate offered a stinging rebuke of the city’s failed Affordable Requirement’s Ordinance (ARO), and the unfair burden being levied on disadvantaged communities via the city’s ticketing system as reported by the Woodstock Institute.
The next “Listening Tour” event will be held on the Westside of Chicago on July 10th, at United For Better Living, 4540 W. Washington Blvd., beginning at 6:30 p.m. and cover the Westside communities of North Lawndale, Austin, West Garfield Park, East Garfield Park. Brown will kick off the Tour at 4 p.m., by walking around the westside communities and inviting the community members to attend the session.
On July 17th, the Listening Tour session will head to the Near Northside/Loop to Saint Luke Church of God in Christ, 914 N. Orleans Street ,to hear from residents in the Loop, Near Northside, North Center, Lake View, Logan Square, Lincoln Park, and Avondale. Brown will also walk around these communities, starting at 4 p.m., and invite people to attend the session.
For those who cannot attend in person, you can visitto share your thoughts. A full Listening Tour schedule is included on the website.
For more information on Dorothy Brown’s campaign, visit her website at www.dorothyformayor.com. You can also follow the campaign on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, @dorothyformayor. Join the conversation using #Hope4AllChicago, #ListeningTour. You may also contribute to the campaign using Text2Give – ChicagoHope to 444999.
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