Rauner Fulfills One Million Dollar Black Business Fund Investment Pledge Made at National Black Wall Street Chicago Forum

RAUNER INVESTS $ 1MILLION DOLLARS IN BLACK MICRO-BUSINESS LENDNG FUND IN SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION and keeps public campaign challenge made to him at National Black Wall Street Chicago political economic forum
 
BruceRauner, private equity investor and Republican Candidate for Governor, on September 5th, 2014 fulfilled the public challenge made to him at a National Black Wall Street Chicago forum to make a one million dollar personal business investment into the Southside Community Federal Credit Union, (SSCFCU)  5501 SouthWentworth Avenue, to build its organizational capacity and for much needed access to capital dollars for the SSFCU micro-lending loan funds to help expand black business
development within on the South side of Chicago.  Rauner first, joined the credit union as a member, and then made his investment to financially benefit sustaining and increasing capacity building loans to credit union members seeking loans from $500 to $25,000 to sustain and increase their business capacity in the Black community.

This historic Black business economic advocacy was mobilized by the Monroe Foundation’s, Community Reinvestment Organizing Project and National Black Wall Street Chicago’s non partisan public economic investment challenge for major party candidates to show how they are spending their campaign dollars and investing within the Black community prior to the November election. “This investment today was not Democratic or Republican but business, and every major candidate and party should be showing a much needed Black community vote base how they are spending campaign investments in the Black community and with Black community business and service providers — in what is going to be the most expensive in Illinois campaign spending history”, stated Mark Allen, veteran activist and Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago.  Allen also dismisses the “vote buying” issue by stating that in all his over 40 years in politics and campaigns that any and all dollars spent during campaigns in the end are designed to get votes on election day.

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OTIS C. MONROE, III, CEO THE  MONROE FOUNDATION
MARK ALLEN, CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL BLACK WALL STREET -CHICAGO
BRUCE RAUNER, INVESTOR-NEW SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION MEMBER
GREGG BROWN, CEO, SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

(exclusive photo’s by Hurley Green III of Independent Bulletin Newspaper)


BACKGROUND INFO

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

11:00 AM Sharp!
Bruce Rauner, Republican Candidate For Governor To Receive and Respond To Black Economic Agenda at National Black Wall Street Chicago and the release of Rauner’s own specific campaign business proposals to the Black community50 to 100 Black business and community activists meeting convened by veteran Black political activist
Mark Allen

 

 

WHEREAS;

Today, as the campaigning for the upcoming Illinois Governor’s Race November continuing with various appearances in the Black community by the candidates for Governor – the ONLY people benefiting from the multi millions of dollars being spent by the campaigns of Governor Quinn and Bruce Rauner are the major media outlets who are telling voters through their respective attack ads why NEITHER may not have the best records and worthy of being Governor,At a Black Political Economic Agenda Summit held at Robeson High School in Chicago’s Englewood community back on May 17th Over 100 attendees voted UNANIMOUSLY on specific short term and long term economic agenda’s submitted by Mark Allen, Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago and Arness Dancy, President of The Chicagoland Black Chamber Of Commerce that would address short term economic solutions with regard to the campaign spending from each campaign, as well as a long term economic agenda presented by the Illinois and Chicagoland Black Chamber Of Commerce;Recently National Black Wall Street Chicago released the “30 Day Community ECONOMIC agenda to be submitted to both Quinn and Rauner campaigns requesting that they publicly announce that within the next 30 days we expect to SEE millions of these dollars being publicly committed NOW directly within the Black community with real campaign offices with real workers being paid and managed from the community versus playing off free or in-kind office space from Black political leaders; far too many in the Black business community are going through desperate economic situations that only real dollars that businesses, workers etc can actually SEE;

We want them both to announce that major dollars are being targeted within the next 30 Days to be spent DIRECTLY with the Black communities own major and small media outlets including non traditional grassroots Black media; that millions are being directed to Black professional service providers;

There are far too many campaign appearances by both candidates with the community which the communities visitied are in the same desperate economic and double digit unemployment conditions, before, during and after each campaign visit and that has to IMMEDIATELY change within these next 30 Days;

As I look back on some of the community education forums of years past including my own community organizing days with then community organizer Barack Obama, we were taught to educate voters that one of the best ways to judge how a candidate will spend dollars if they are elected is to carefully examine how they spend the dollars from their campaigns, THUS this “30 Day Campaign Investment Pledge”

The realities of government are uncertain but what campaigns have under their own direct control is much more certain and must be challenged no matter which party is campaigning, thus the Black community MUST SEE within these next 30 Days that both Quinn and Rauner are committing to bring the Black community real campaign investment dollars they can actually SEE and as worthy of their vote, for anything less than that is actually SYMBOLISM with no SUBSTANCE;

Following the 30 day investment commitment pledge FIRST, only AFTER that public pledge should the Black community take seriously any uncertain campaign promises by either Quinn or Rauner;

I have personally witnessed the private and public debate from my friends who are allies of both Quinn and Rauner that there support is really more personal, party, and philosophical than because of a very specific agenda to be measured; so it is important for groups like National Black Wall Street Chicago, The Illinois and Chicago Black Chamber Of Commerce to promote an agenda that is neither Democratic or Republican but ECONOMIC which is why AGAIN we are submitted these agenda’s for the ECONOMIC benefit of the Black community for right now business, jobs and resources for Quinn and Rauner to be judged on some SPECIFIC agenda that transcends relationships personality or party;

Its frustrating and somewhat insulting maybe that on so many levels that very strong supporters of both Quinn and Rauner have presented no “ten point plan” of specifics on why they currently endorse either and that must change in order to have a spirited debate over who has best shown how they have invested their campaign resources directly into the Black community in the short term, and present very specific outlines of the proposed economic commitments if elected;

The short term economic agenda supported by the leadership of Mark Allen, veteran activist and Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago if adopted by Quinn and Rauner within the next 30 Days could bring MILLIONS of new dollars in local job creation and boost in the economic support for so many deserving Black community businesses and professional service providers and thats something our community can SEE; and the 5 BILLION DOLLAR ECONOMIC PLAN led by the leadership of Arness Dancy, veteran activist and President of The Chicagoland Black Chamber Of Commerce absolutely
lays the foundation for long term major historic economic investment for the long term development of the Black community;

If Quinn and Rauner wont publicly commit ECONOMIC dollars within the next 30 days to the Black community that we can SEE based on the respective agenda outlines, then they BOTH are not to be trusted by providing nothing more than symbolic photo ops in their future appearances campaigning in the Black community;

Finally, Mark Allen personally have never met Bruce Rauner but glad that there are Black allies within his campaign who suggested that National Black Wall Street Chicago would be an excellent strategic choice for candidate Bruce Rauner to appear and respond to our submitted agenda’ of specifics, and further answer the Black critics who says he has yet to offer any specific proposals that outline any of his vision that if elected would be benefit the Black community and so we accept the invitation to have Bruce Rauner publicly outline some of his specific proposals to be vetted by the Black community;

And, Mark Allen as a veteran political activist, has known and worked with Governor Pat Quinn and so many of his strongest Black leadership supporters for over 30 years and expects that these long term relationships will be enough to convince the Governor to also visit National Black Wall Street Chicago in the historic Black 47th Street Black Wall Street District in Bronzeville and also positively respond to this 30 Day Black Political Economic Agenda Challenge.

(Mark S. Allen, veteran activist and Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago)

National Black Wall Street Chicago is a 501C3 non partisan Black business advocacy organization

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED

TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
11:00 AM Sharp!
Bruce Rauner, Republican Candidate For Governor To Receive and Respond To Black Economic Agenda at National Black Wall Street Chicago
and release Rauner’s own specific campaign business proposals
Wednesday, July 23, 2014Friends;As Chairman of National Black Wall Street Chicago I want to extend this special invitation for those of you who attended The Black Political Economic Agenda Summit on May 17th where we unanimously voted on a political economic agenda from National Black Wall Street Chicago and The Chicago and Illinois Black Chamber Of Commerce that we would submit to both major candidates For Governor.

On Tuesday, July 29th at 11:00 AM, Bruce Rauner, Republican Candidate for Governor will be present to formally receive those Black Political Economic Agenda’s.  This historic event will take place at the headquarters of National Black Wall Street Chicago, located at 4655 South King Drive, Suite 203. This will be the first time in some time that candidates will be asked in advance to respond to a specific agenda that would bring short term and long term economic investments to the Black community.

We will conduct a briefing at 10:45 AM for attendees and be prepared for presentation when Rauner at 11:00 AM sharp when Rauner arrives.  We would like to have a formal commitment to our agenda with 30 Days and for this to be witnessed by all the major media!! And for those who have offered criticisms in the community and through Black media saying Rauner has presented no specifics then this is also a historic day to have candidate Rauner publicly release his own campaign proposals and we will conclude with open questions and commitment for designated 30 day response.

We will have room for a maximum of 50 attendees, and maybe up to 75 so if you want to be a part of this historic event I need for you at RSVP ASAP to this e-mail internsnationalblackwallstreet@gmail.com.

Thank you in advance on behalf of National Black Wall Street Chicago and The Illinois and Chicagoland Black Chamber Of Commerce, first for your participation in developing and approving unanimous support for the agenda’s at the summit in May and now with your presence when those agenda’s is now being responded to by the candidates for Illinois Governor, starting with Republican Candidate Bruce Rauner.
marksallen2800@aol.com
Chairman & COO National Black Wall Street Chicago
(Rev. Willie T. Barrow Consumer Education and Consumer Action Project)
Founder/Lead Organizer, Illinois Voter Restoration Civic Education Project
Chief of Staff to National Chairman, National Black Wall Street USA
“And The Ordinary People Said” News Blog, www.chicagonow.com
Chairman, Community Reinvestment Organizing Project
Listed in 2012 Edition Who’ Who In Black Chicago
4655 South King Drive, Suite 203
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(Office) 773-268-6900 or direct 773-392-0165
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen “one of Chicago’s legendary political activists and one of the best organizers of his generation”

VICTORY ALERT!
         REPUBLICAN GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BRUCE RAUNER
                      AGREES TO CRA COALITION REQUEST
                         TO INVEST OVER ONE MILLION  IN
          SOUTH SIDE COMMUNITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
On Tuesday, July 29th, during a convening of the
 National Black Wall Street
-Chicago “Black Economic Agenda” forum,
 Republican candidate for
governor, Bruce Rauner, responded to a request by
 the P.A.C.T. Project
(Partnership Assisting Community Transformation),
 of the Monroe Foundation,
to put over one million dollars in the community-owned
 South Side Community  bank to support
its micro-lending program for Black business development.
His response, ” I will put more than a million dollars
in the creditunion within the next 30 days” which received
a standing ovation by a group of almost 100 which
included a number of small business owners seeking
access to capital
The commitment is being negotiated
by the Monroe Foundation
and the National Black Wall Street Chicago as part The National Black Wall Street Chicago’s “30 Day Campaign Fund Commitment Pledge” presented to both major candidates for Governor
The P.A.C.T Project has been funded by a grant
from the Field Foundation of Illinois
Updates to follow.
Otis Monroe
The Monroe Foundation(773) 315-9720

marksallen2800@aol.com
Chairman & COO National Black Wall Street Chicago
(Rev. Willie T. Barrow Consumer Education and Consumer Action Project)
Founder/Lead Organizer, Illinois Voter Restoration Civic Education Project
Chief of Staff to National Chairman, National Black Wall Street USA
“And The Ordinary People Said” News Blog, www.chicagonow.com
Chairman, Community Reinvestment Organizing Project
Listed in 2012 Edition Who’ Who In Black Chicago
4655 South King Drive, Suite 203
Chicago, Illinois 60653
(Office) 773-268-6900 or direct 773-392-0165
The Rev. Al Sharpton calls Mark Allen “one of Chicago’s legendary political activists and one of the best organizers of his generation”


 

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