Can the 2nd Cong. District become a developed country now that Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who was obsessed for almost two decades with building a third airport on the far south side, has left Congress?
Should kids in failing public schools in the 2nd CD get a shot at life, not being shot and learning how to read by being able to take the money that is currently being spent on their education (about 15K per kid per year in CPS) and use it instead to attend the private school of their choice. For more on school vouchers and opportunity scholarships in Englewood, please watch our show w/John Russell (Founder of FreedomToLearnIL.org) and on School Choice-School vouchers, please watch our show w/Dr. Patrick Byrne (Chairman of the Board of the Milton Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice).
Can crazies be stopped from shooting school kids? Would concealed carry by certain faculty and administrators in each school be a possible way to stop the killings? More guns, less crime?
The 2nd Cong. District Democratic Primary is being held on Feb. 26, 2012 as part of the Special Election to replace Cong. Jesse Jackson, Jr., who resigned due to legal, mental, physical and social difficulties. Jackson replaced Mel Reynolds who lost his seat in 1995 due to legal, mental, and social difficulties. Reynolds took the 2nd CD seat in 1992 from then Cong. Gus Savage, after Savage was accused of improper sexual advances to a Peace Corps worker during an official government junket to Africa and accused as well of anti-semetic statements. Is the 2nd Cong. District finally ready to elect a responsible leader, i.e., is the 2nd CD ready for reform? Would Rev. Pickens bring a certain level of moral authority and respectability to the 2nd CD seat that has been absent for many years?
To get answers to the above and many other questions, watch 2nd Cong. District Democratic Party Primary candidate Rev. Larry Pickens (D-Calumet Heights) debate and discuss the issues with show host Jeff Berkowitz on the City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs, airing throughout the City on this coming Monday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV].
You can also watch the show tonight with Rev. Larry Pickens (D-Calumet Heights, 2nd CD candidate) at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in ten North Shore suburbs: Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.