From "Harold To Carol" -- City-Wide Coalition Of Ministers Press Conference Endorsing Carol Moseley Braun For Chicago Mayor, Sunday, January 16th

January 15, 2011
 
                  
            
  
CONTACT:    Rev. Walter Turner
               
    President
               
    Baptist Minister's
Conference
                   of Chicago & Vicinity
     708-574-6539
 
CITYWIDE COALITION
OF CLERGY TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011 TO ENDORSE CAROL
MOSELEY BRAUN FOR MAYOR
 
 
Chicago - A
citywide coalition of clergy leaders is holding a press conference 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday, January 16, 2011, at the Parkway Ballroom, 45th and King
Drive, Chicago, Illinois, to endorse Carol Moseley Braun for Mayor.
 
Pastor Walter Turner,
President of the Baptist Minister's Conference of Chicago & Vicinity, said,
"Carol Moseley Braun has the most experience and the only candidate with a
multi-governmental legislative track record. We need a mayor who can readily
interface with all levels of government and business to get Chicago back on the
right track and Carol has that ability."
   
Agreeing, Pastor Ira Acree,
pastor of the Greater St. John Bible Church and Chairman of the Board of the
Leaders Network, said: "
Senator Carol Moseley Braun is a true
trailblazer. She has paved the way for many, including our own President Barack
Obama
.
 
"She has a track record of fighting for
politics of inclusion, and that means a lot in a city that has been negatively
blemished by the disparities and inequities that exist in our communities. Now
is not the time to elect a status quo mayor," said Acree.

  Rev. Dr. Leon Finney, also a
member of the coalition, said, "I think that Carol Moseley Braun, in this
juncture of the city's history, is indicative of the need we have for a strong
but compassionate leader who is proven to be able to unify rather than divide
our diverse city.
 
"I believe that her track record
in the U.S. Senate as well as in the State of Illinois General Assembly, and
the Cook County Recorder of Deeds uniquely qualifies her to be able to access
the resources of all levels of government to bolster or strengthen the
financial underpinning of our city while at the same time keeping a favorable
balance between the business and the labor community," stated Finney.

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