In The Field -- Mark S. Allen ( )
Mark Allen, former ass't to Rev. Jesse Jackson
Sr/Field Director Returns to PUSH to help direct 500 street workers for
November 2nd Black Grassroots GOTV
Mark Allen, former
ass't to Returns to PUSH to help
direct 500 street workers for Black Grassroots GOTV
Action of Illinois, in partnership with the Chicago NAACP and
Rainbow/PUSH Coalition is conducting and old school grassroots community
organizing effort to reach up to 50,000 voters in Chicago's majority
Black populated Wards to encourage them to vote .
We started Starting Saturday morning, October 30th thru TODAY !!! Tuesday, November 2nd
there will be 500 workers who will be targeting 50,000 voters to vote
!! The street workers will be using grassroots
community organizing techniques of "hands on" communication with Black
grassroots voters by going door-to-door and asking voters to vote,
dropping literature directly at thousands of residences, literature
drops at high traffic transit stops and shopping areas, vehicles with
sound trucks airing get-out-the-vote messages, and phone banks talking
directly with voters encouraging them to vote .
was absolutely humbled that I was asked to come back home to
Rainbow/PUSH this past week to help recruit and organize up to 500
street workers to go directly to voters where they are and encourage
them to show up and vote . ! I am grateful to the
to allow me to come back home to the
organization where for several years I served as Field Director and
again do what I know how to do in recruiting ordinary citizens to go and
talk directly to voters about showing up to vote in critical elections
when the stakes are high politically.
It has been a real reunion
in coming back home to PUSH and working with many from my old field
staff and mentors including legendary organizers like Alice Tregay,
Frances Davis, along with William McNary of Citizen Action, Willie Dukes
and so many others from Rainbow/PUSH's voter education projects.
!!! we will kick-off this major
and significant Get-Out-The-Vote campaign in the community hall of
Rainbow/PUSH and by , HUNDREDS of grassroots street workers will
hit the streets!!
For me, this the right place to be, at the right time, for the right empowerment reasons!!