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Women's Gubernatorial Forum Dec. 9
From a press release
2017-11-06

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CHICAGO ( November 6, 2017 ): Determined to provide women with a full picture of where candidates for Illinois governor stand on the issues women say are important to them, nearly 40 Chicago- area women's organizations have banded together to host a gubernatorial forum. To be held Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m., after the official filing deadline for the March 2018 primaries, the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance will host candidates from all parties in which there is a primary contest.

The forum will query candidates on issues raised by more than 200 women from 20 diverse organizations across the city who worked together with Chicago Women Take Action to develop the first Chicago Women's Agenda. The 11-point agenda, which includes economic security and empowerment, healthcare, reproductive rights, criminal justice and gun control among other issues, has been the basis for joint action among the various groups since 2014 when it was created.

Among the broad group of involved organizations are traditional women's organizations such as Women Employed and NOW, as well as new organizations of young people such as Chicago Students Take Action, Power Pumps and Cause the Effect Chicago, with strong representation from African-American, Latino and labor groups.

The forum, to be held at Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington, is expected to draw a diverse audience. With a previous mayoral forum held by the Alliance in 2015 having drawn more than 600 people, the December 9 event is expected to draw upwards of 800 people. The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available starting Nov. 6 on Eventbrite.

Invitations have already been extended to leading candidates. Further invitations will be issued to the remaining candidates depending on meeting a minimum standard in the polls by mid-November.

For down-ballot candidates, the Chicago Women Take Action Alliance is also holding a candidates' meet and greet Monday, November 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Bar Louie, at Dearborn and Polk in Chicago.

For further information contact: Marilyn Katz 312-953-1225 or 312-822-0505 or mkatz@mkcpr.com or Nora Mabie nora@mkcpr.com .

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