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Carbondale, IL—Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will celebrate the opening of his newest campaign office this Saturday, August 21st, in the historic Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. The grand opening celebration will take place from 2 PM to 4 PM at 516 E. 47th Street. The Whitney campaign also has offices in the Logan Square area of Chicago and in downstate Carbondale. Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend.
Dubbed the “Black Metropolis” in the early part of the 20th century, the area has been referred to as the center of African-American culture in the city of Chicago. For Whitney, the location for the new facility made perfect sense. “The new office on 47th street addresses a number of needs for both the campaign and the residents of Bronzeville. Currently, we have very little name recognition in this part of the city. By basing our South Side operations in this office, we will be able to effectively increase our presence in a large part of the city. Furthermore, we will be able to contribute to the revitalization of the neighborhood by opening this office.”
Whitney concluded that “this historic part of Chicago has been ignored for too long by the politicians of Illinois. These residents are an energetic and valuable part of Illinois. This new office will allow them to voice their concerns to our campaign directly and give them the valuable tools that will empower them to help change Illinois politics for the better.”
Saturday, August 21st
Who: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney
What: Grand Opening of South Side office in Bronzeville
When: 2 PM to 4 PM
Where: 516 E. 47th St.