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A quick blog to raise your awareness about two candidates running for office tomorrow. If you care about Chicago becoming a more livable and sustainable city like I do, please:
1.) Vote on Tuesday (February 27)
2.) Consider voting for Jose Cerda for City Clerk and Dorothy Brown for Mayor
3.) Suggest others that you know do the same.
WHY, you might ask? I believe Chicago needs a SHAKE UP! There are real problems facing this city that people leading comfortable lives may not notice. We need to elect officials who will DO SOMETHING besides maintain the status quo. Something to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. People who work to earn your vote instead of expect it like Daley. Read on for more info.
Try this Sun-Times article on DOROTHY BROWN:
Dorothy Brown is a mayoral contender about whom the media and the public know too little. The usual assumption is that Mayor Daley will win the election anyway. But Feb. 27 is an election, not a coronation.
Since 2000, Brown has been clerk of the Circuit Court with a staff of 2,300 and a budget of $100 million. She is an attorney, a certified public accountant and a businesswoman with success in both the business and public sector of Chicago.
She is one of eight children born to a staunch unionist father and a deeply religious mother. Dorothy remembers her childhood days growing up in the small, southern town of Minden, La. Although her parents were poor and uneducated, they instilled in her the values of sacrifice, and self-discipline and the importance of obtaining a good education. Dorothy helped her father pick and chop cotton on the family farm in Athens, La. But she and her siblings all acquired advanced college degrees. Like many successful Chicagoans, hers is a Horatio Alger success story. (read the rest here)
Information I received regarding JOSE CERDA, which says it better than I could attempt to rewrite:
Tuesday, we have the opportunity to make a small, but perhaps significant difference, in Chicago. Vote. And when you do, I hope you’ll seriously consider casting your ballot for Jose Cerda for City Clerk. Perhaps like you, I never really considered the City Clerk office that important, i.e. it’s never been on my radar. For starters, however, it’s the most visited office in Chicago. It’s also largely responsible for making our government more open and accessible. This is the first time I’ve ever written such a political endorsement. I happened to meet Jose several months ago at a party and, along with a few others, ended up having an engaging discussion with him late into the evening. He’s intelligent, forward-looking, knowledgeable about Chicago politics (having been a Chief of Policy in the Mayor’s office), and sensitive to the demands of creating a more sustainable city. Unlike his key opponent, he’s an independent candidate, i.e. not linked (or indebted) to the Mayor for his position. While I admire much of what Mayor Daley has done, I’m not a fan of the insider cronyism that appears to be so pervasive in this city. Jose is the right person for the job because of his education, knowledge, experience and integrity, not political connections.
That said, he’s up against a powerful machine. I’m convinced, however, that it is possible for change to happen on Tuesday. Please consider sharing this email, or one of your own, with your friends, family and colleagues. Together it can create a large enough groundswell to tip the scales, particularly in an election that traditionally has low voter turn out.
Vote Cerda for Clerk!
Vote Brown for Mayor! 6 years ago