"Its unfortunate that Senator Brady has taken a page from his Democratic opponent Pat Quinn by ignoring hundreds of Black grassroots activists and organizations to meet directly on a specific Black community empowerment agenda developed by grassroots leaders and members themselves, but instead choose to attend "photo ops" with Black religious and political leaders, followed by brief radio segments on WVON, but never meeting directly with grassroots leaders on specific agenda items to measure their campaign by.
Despite the outreach of Republican leaders like Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica who has attended numerous Black grassroots community agenda meetings trying to promote why Blacks should consider Brady and other Republicans and Peraica continued to take the heat when asked why Brady himself refuses to come and meet directly with Black grassroots community leaders on their specific Black and poor people's agenda, and at the last Black Wall Street organizations Black political and Economic Summit, Peraica appeared yet again, and spefically told the group that he has repeatedly brought up the Black grassroots agenda directly to Brady and other Republican candidates, yet for MONTHS Brady refuses to meet, and like Quinn finally emerges with a photo op with Senator Meeks supporting Wal Mart and probably a WVON brief interview to follow.
Senator Brady joined Senator James Meeks in a united show of support for the development of Wal Mart stores which good for Meeks and Brady for standing up to Unions who call themselves threatening those officials who support Wal Mart over their objections.
However, Senator Brady still has to answer for why he and his campaign have refused to meet with Black grassroots organizers with a Black empowerment agenda that include:
* His public commitment to deposit campaign funds in Black financial institutions;
* Use of Black owned real Estate properties for campaign offices in the Black community with paid Black staff;
* Use of Black grassroots consultants on development of a Black and poor people's agenda;
* Investment in Black grassroots media, and talent in development of campaign advertisements;
* Commitment to meet with Black grassroots organizers on their recommendations on public policy positions;
* Use of Black owned printers in development of campaign materials and others.!!
Senator Brady: Rev/Sen. Meeks has his agenda and Black grassroots organizers has theirs too! Don't do the Pat Quinn thing and avoid Black grassroots groups and hide behind Black leaders with "symbolic" events like Pat Quinn does, which is why you have seen over 200,000 Illinois voters signing petitions seeking to put Independent candidates on the November ballot. !!
Come to the grassroots Black community leadership and "talk" ...