E3 Radio will present the 2018 Women of Color Candidate Forum for Illinois in partnership with Morten Group LLC, Reunion Chicago, Equality Illinois and Chicago NOW PAC on Thursday, March 8, 6:30 p.m. Forum starts 7 p.m., at Reunion, 2557 W. North Ave.
Candidates expected to attend include:
Gaylon Alcaraz, Cook County Commissioner, 4th District, www.gaylon2018.com/ .
Maria Hadden, 49th ward alderman, http://www.mariafor49.org/.
Sameena Mustafa, U.S Congress in IL 05, www.sameenaforcongress.com/ .
Delia Ramirez, state rep, 4th district, deliaforstaterep.com/ .
Charise Williams, Cook County Commissioner, 3rd District, www.chariseforcommissioner.com/ .
Organizers stated: "There is an unprecedented surge of first-time female candidates, overwhelmingly Democratic from the U.S. Senate and state legislatures to local school boards. At least 79 women are exploring runs for governor in 2018, potentially doubling a record for female candidates set in 1994, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. The number of Democratic women likely challenging incumbents in the U.S. House of Representatives is up nearly 350% from 41 women in 2016. Come and hear about why these women marched and now they run!"
About E3 Radio: E3 Radio is an online radio network producing authentically edgy radio streams from a queer point of view.
Morten Group is a nationally based Chicago based consulting firm that specializes in organizational development, and racial justice and equity trainings, intersecting with non-profit and for-profit organizations, foundations and universities.
Reunion is an art gallery, event space and project incubator located in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood. Event/cultural producer Kristen Kaza and brand strategist/cultural producer Elijah McKinnon assumed management of the space in 2016, with a mission to provide a collaborative and grounding environment prioritized for queer, people of color and femme-identified individuals in creative roles.
Equality Illinois builds a better Illinois by advancing equal treatment and full acceptance of the LGBT community. Equality Illinois envisions a fair and unified Illinois where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity or gender expression.
Chicago NOW strives to be a major force in fostering gender equality, social change, and social justice to the Chicago community, and Chicago NOW PAC has been an integral part of Chicago elections. Our members are highly engaged in local government and politics, and look to Chicago NOW PAC for guidance on Election Day.