Rich Whitney to debate Thursday, open Carbondale campaign office Friday

Illinois Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney‘s July 7th newsletter reports that Whitney will participate in a gubernatorial debate at Chicago State University on Thursday 8 July. Whitney has also hired a new campaign manager and plans to open a second campaign office in Carbondale on Friday 9 July. Here is the full text of the newsletter:

This week we are pleased to announce the opening of Whitney for Governor’s Carbondale Office! The new office, located at 214 N. Washington, will open its doors this Friday, July 9. We invite those of you who live in the Carbondale area to stop by between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. to celebrate with us! Light refreshments will be served. Continue Reading


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.

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