West Side tour covers communities of North Lawndale, Austin, West Garfield Park and East Garfield Park
(CHICAGO) – July 5, 2018 –Mayoral candidatewill host her third “Listening Tour” event on the West side of Chicago on July 10th at United For Better Living, 4540 W. Washington Blvd. As with her past two events the afternoon will begin at 4:00 pm with a walk through the neighborhood to introduce herself to the community and invite them to attend the session. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and cover the Westside communities of North Lawndale, Austin, West Garfield Park, and East Garfield Park, however, anyone can attend.
Recent news reports have outlined struggles facing some West Side residents including an inordinate number of deaths from opioid overdoses as reported by. According to the report since 2015, 10 people have fatally overdosed at the JR Plaza Hotel, according to city data. Also, on the agenda, as it has been in previous meetings, is the issue of violence in the community, employment, housing and economic development. Candidate Brown has spoken out against the current implementation methods of the city’s Affordable Residence Ordinance (ARO) and expects to hear more about that at the meeting.
As during past events, the candidate will share 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.
The ‘Listening Tours’ will continue through the summer and into the fall, with the next event scheduled for July 17th, at Saint Luke Church of God in Christ, 914 N. Orleans Street, to hear
from residents on the Near Northside, the Loop, 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