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Our Revolution Illinois - Gubernatorial Candidate Forum (Volunteer Activity or Meeting)

As the March 2018 primaries in Illinois approach, the question arises, "Will the real progressive candidates please stand up?" Join us on Sunday, October 8 to hear the Democratic candidates for governor speak about both their experience and platform as it relates to a truly progressive agenda.

This "must-attend" Illinois political event of the 2018 election cycle is co-sponsored by 13 Our Revolution affiliated chapters in Illinois, in addition to over 50 other independent and progressive organizations across the state. Veteran NBC News political reporter Mary Ann Ahern will serve as the moderator for this much anticipated forum.   

Candidates confirmed are: Daniel Biss, Bob Daiber, Tio Hardiman, Chris Kennedy, Alex Paterakis, Ameya Pawar, and J.B. Pritzker.

Date:   Sunday, October 8, 2017
Time:   1-3 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
Place:  Chicago Teachers Union Center
1901 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612
(This venue is ADA accessible)

This is a free, non-ticketed event, but an RSVP will help us plan logistics and ensure sufficient seating. Please arrive early as admission is on a first-come, first-served basis and we do expect the venue to hit capacity. The Chicago Marathon is occurring the same day. While the Forum venue is not in the Marathon path, there will be street closures nearby—so if driving, plan your travel accordingly. Street parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Use of public transportation is highly recommended.

No campaign signs of any type will be allowed inside the Forum hall. Please do not distribute campaign literature inside the Forum hall. There will be security at the venue to assist our volunteer team with smooth flow and processing of the crowd.

Livestream: If you can’t make it to the forum, it will be livestreamed via the Our Revolution Illinois Facebook page. Additionally, the forum will be will be cablecast by CAN TV on Chicago cable Channel 27 (Comcast, RCN, and WOW).

List of organizations co-sponsoring event (in formation):

• 12th Ward IPO
• Independent Political Organization of the 22nd Ward
• 25th Ward IPO
• 33rd Ward Democrats
• 39th Ward Dems
• 40th Ward Alliance
• 45th Ward Independent Democrats
• 50th Ward Action Network
• Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308
• Bolingbrook United
• Change Peoria
• Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
• Chicago for Progressive Action
• Chicago Principals & Administrators Association
• Chicago Progress ~ Discussion Group
• Chicago Teachers Union
• Chicago Urban Fine Arts Commonwealth NFP - CUFAC
• DuPage County Progressives (Illinois)
• Educational Village Keepers (EdVK)
• Friends Who March
• Indivisible Illinois
• Illinois Progressive Network
• Indo-American Democratic Organization
• Kane County Revolution
• Local Berniecrats Chicago Area
• Local Berniecrats - Northern Illinois
• Local Berniecrats Central Illinois
• Local Berniecrats Southern Illinois
•McHenry County Progressives
• MoveOn
• National Nurses United
• Network 49
• Northside Democracy for America
• Our Revolution Chicago Lawyers
• Organize Bernie's Revolution
• Our Revolution Evanston
• Our Revolution Illinois
• Our Revolution of Iroquois County Illinois
• Our Revolution NW Chicagoland
• Our Revolution Southwest Illinois
• Our Revolution Southwest Side
• Illinois Berniecrats
• Progressive Democrats of America-Illinois
• Progressives of Kane County
• Quad Cities Democratic Socialists Of America
• Reclaim Chicago
• RoRo SoBo - Blue
• Southern Illinois People for Progress
• The People's Lobby
• The People's Agenda
• UE Western Region (United Electrical Workers)
• United for Democracy Now
• United Neighbors of the 35th Ward
• United Working Families
• West Suburban IL Democratic Socialists of America
• Will County Progressives
• Mom+Baby Non-Profit
• Illinois for Educational Equity
• Moving Forward Chicago
• Cook County College Teachers Union
• Huddle in IL-8

If your organization wishes to co-sponsor, please contact info@ourrevolutionIL.com

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Host: Clem Balanoff
Chicago Teachers Union Center (Chicago, IL)
1901 W. Carroll
Chicago, IL 60612

Other Signups

1494 people have signed up to attend this event
The capacity limit is 2500 attendees.