Feb 262013


The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) strongly urges each and every registered voter in the 2nd Congressional District, to get out and vote tomorrow. This is your opportunity to choose who will represent you in Congress.

Voting Is Your Voice!

We also ask others, outside of the District, to please remind their friends, family and associates, living in the District, to get out and vote.


COAL Board of Directors

Please click here for a copy of the latest communication from COAL.

–  Senior Contributor  Terri Johnson –

Voting is Your Voice! Voting Is Our Voice!

ELECTION DAY: February 26, 2013


On Tuesday, February 26, Illinois is having a special primary election to begin the process of replacing the Congressman for the second district.  There are 21 candidates representing 5 parties  —  the winner in each party’s primary tomorrow, will run in the special election on April 9, 2013. 

Do not wait until the April election; the Primary tomorrow is where your choice must be made!

Voter turnout (especially within our community) for primary elections is consistently low, allowing candidates to win with very little input from the people they are charged to represent.

Let’s do something different.   Take the time to make your voice heard.

The 2nd district covers parts of Cook and Will counties and all of Kankakee county.  The 2nd district includes parts of the Southside of Chicago and all or parts of Bradley, Bourbonnais, Calumet City, Chicago Heights, Country Club Hills, Dolton, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Homewood, Kankakee, Lansing, Markham, Matteson, Park Forest, Richton Park, Riverdale, Sauk Village, Steger and Thornton.

Polling places will be open from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM.  During the Presidential Election, there were major delays and lots of confusion because polling places had moved. 

As a registered voter, you should have gotten a notice of where you will be voting by now.  If you have not and live in the city of Chicago, you can go to the Chicago Board of Elections website to confirm the site of your polling place:HERE. 

If you live outside of Chicago, you can go:HERE. 

Because this is a primary election, you can declare your party to get the appropriate ballot.  Since the ballot was printed, several candidates have dropped out of the race. 

Please note: From the Democratic party, Toi W. Hutchinson and O. Patrick Brutus will be on the ballot, but are no longer in the race.  James H. Taylor, Sr. will appear on the Republican ballot, but he has also dropped out.  

The Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) 
strongly urges each and every one of us,
 in the 2ND Congressional District,
to get out and Vote.  






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