CHICAGO, ILÂ – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined the Rainbow PUSH Coalition at the Chicago Hilton and Towers Wednesday, July 10, for its 42nd Annual International Convention.
The event highlighted the challenges, perseverance, and success of minority owned businesses in Illinois and across the United States.
The Rainbow PUSH Coalition is the result of a merger between Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition. Established in 1971 by Rev. Jackson, PUSH was an organization dedicated to improving the economic conditions of black communities across the United States. It later expanded into areas of social and political development using direct action campaigns, a weekly radio broadcast, and awards that honored prominent blacks in the U.S. and abroad.