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Rich Whitney to travel Illinois by bike and train

Rich Whitney, Illinois Green Party candidate for governor, will travel across Illinois by bike and train in a “Sustainable Transportation Tour” from Thursday 20 May to Friday 28 May. Details and schedule below:

Sustainable Transportation Tour

Green Party candidate Rich Whitney will be traveling across the state by bike and train. He’ll be joined at points by local candidates and other Green supporters. Please contact lynne [at] whitneyforgov [dot] org if you want to join or help promote the events. Also, see Rich’s sustainable transportation policy.

(pre-tour) May 19th: Rich will join the Chicago Ride of Silence at 6:30 pm, Daley Plaza.

DAY ONE: Thursday, May 20th
10:30 am Press Conference at James R.Thompson Center at 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago opposing eminent domain at Peotone prior to FAA approval/disapproval of an airport. STAND (Shut This Airport Nightmare Down) is organizing the press conference and demonstration. Featured speakers are Rich Whitney, Green Party candidate for governor; Brian Cann, Will Township Supervisor; Jim Tobin, President of National Taxpayers United of Illinois and George Oschenfeld, Green Party candidate for State Representative, 79th district.

1:00 pm Press Conference / SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORTATION TOUR LAUNCH
Logan Square campaign office @ 3044 W. Fullerton Avenue.
Mr Whitney will be joined by several supporters, including Jeremy Karpen, Green Party candidate for State Representative, District 39 and Jack Ailey, Green Party candidate for Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Continue Reading

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Illinois Greens: Lt Gov pick a slap to black electorate

Green Party leaders sharply criticized Governor Pat Quinn and the Democratic
State Central Committee for bypassing State Rep. Art Turner and other more
qualified candidates in nominating Sheila Simon for Lieutenant Governor.

“Pat Quinn’s message is that he can take the black vote for granted,” said
Phil Huckelberry, Illinois Green Party Chair. “Our message is that those
days are over. Many of our core issues – especially education funding
reform and the lack of economic development in the most struggling areas –
are at the top of the list across black communities throughout the state.
It’s clearer than ever that those issues are not going to be meaningfully
addressed by Pat Quinn and the Democrats. But they’re going to be addressed
by the Green Party.” Continue Reading

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Illinois Greens challenge Quinn’s action on “Protect Incumbents Act”

The Illinois Green Party issued a press release today calling Governor Quinn’s “amendatory veto” of HB732 support for a “Protect Incumbents Act”. The bill, vetoed with provisions that would allow it to become law if amended to include an unrelated election law provision he wants, according to Ballot Access News

The full text of the press release is behind the fold.

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