TONIGHT: Mayoral forum with Preckwinkle, Mendoza, others on African-American Displacement

Leading Mayoral Candidates to Speak on Staggering Black Displacement from Chicago

New poll shows Preckwinkle and Mendoza tied for lead; both will attend tonight's forum hosted by progressive labor and community organizations

WHAT:           A new poll from Change Research finds Toni Preckwinkle and Susana Mendoza tied for the lead in the Chicago mayoral race. Both candidates are confirmed to attend tonight's mayoral forum on Black displacement alongside Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, and Paul Vallas.

Progressive community and labor organizations will tonight host a mayoral forum focused directly on how disinvestment is pushing hundreds of thousands of African-Americans out of Chicago and squeezing working-class Latinx and white communities even tighter.

To encourage meaningful debate and responses on this critical issue, only five candidates were invited. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza tied for the lead in a poll of likely voters conducted by Change Research for United Working Families between November 7-9, 2018. Amara Enyia and Lori Lightfoot led in the grassroots activist vote conducted by text between November 10-13, 2018. Paul Vallas placed fourth in the grassroots activist vote behind Troy LaRaviere, who has since withdrawn from the race.

WHO:             Confirmed: Toni Preckwinkle, Susana Mendoza, Amara Enyia, Lori Lightfoot, Paul Vallas

Moderator: Evan Moore (Chicago Sun-Times)

Sponsoring Organizations: Action Now, ATU Local 308, Chicago Teachers Union, Cook County College Teachers Union, Grassroots Illinois Action, National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 11, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, UE Western Region, United Working Families. 

WHERE:         Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W Carroll

WHEN:           Monday, November 19

                        6:00-8:30 pm