A Citywide Get-Out-To Vote rally this weekend at Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church

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By Chinta Strausberg

A Citywide Get-Out-To-Vote rally will be held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the Pleasant Ridge Missionary Baptist Church, 116 S. Central Avenue, Chicago, IL, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“Never forget the bridge that brought us across,” said Rev. Paul Jakes. “We have come a long way as a community. Years ago, we had to tell how many bubbles were in a bar of soap and how many marbles were in a jar before we could exercise our right to vote.
“We now can make history by electing two first African American women, Carol Moseley Braun for mayor of Chicago and Patricia Horton for City Clerk,” said Jakes. “We have 650,000 registered African Americans on the voter rolls which is more than any other ethnic group in Chicago. We have the power to make the difference in the upcoming election.”
The rally is being sponsored by the Citizens for Davis, Rev. Joseph Jones, Rev. Paul Jakes, Jr., U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-7th), Senator Rickey Hendon (D-5th), Rep. Annazette Collins (D-10th), Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-8th), Rep. Camille Y. Lilly (D-78th), Rep. Karen Yarborough (D-7th), former Ald. Ed Smith (28th), and Ald. Jason Ervin (28th).
Invited speakers are and Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) and Ald. Walter Burnett (27th).
Any and all aldermanic candidates who attend will have an opportunity to speak. 
For further information, call 773-626-8481.
Chinta Strausberg is a Journalist and Investigative News Reporter for more than 30-years and currently a talk show host on the PCC Network.

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