Community engagement, Reimagined.
Team Illinois is working to build community engagement around the state, especially in the city of Chicago. From Chicago to Cairo, the problems remain the same: a government establishment working for its' interests, leaving communities broken and battered with poverty, disinvestment, government overreach, and over-taxation.
Our Team traveled to Cairo to discuss educational opportunities, economic development, and what we can do to help them thrive. Then, forging ahead, we did "Community Walks" across the South and West sides of Chicago to challenge everyday Chicagoans' narrative and preconceived notions about government accountability, the importance of being informed voters, and the state of public education.
And the response has been amazing!
What did we hear? -the people want to be heard; they feel disbarred, marginalized, and unrepresented. They want criminals to be held accountable; they believe in strong families and their children receiving a morally sound robust education; they want tax relief and economic empowerment that restores and revitalizes their community.
Our incredible Team has engaged hundreds of Chicagoans across the city's South and West sides in neighborhoods like Washington Heights, Bronzeville, Englewood, Humbolt Park, Austin, Roseland/Pullman, Calumet Heights, Woodlawn, Hyde Park, South Shore, and Grant Park.
And the work continues!
We see you, we love you and Team Illinois is working to fix Illinois for YOU!
Little Egypt Pilgrimage (Cairo)!
Led by former Lt. Gov candidate Latasha H. Fields, our Team began strategizing about the economic development opportunities available for Alexander & Pulaski Counties, which includes Cairo and Mounds City!
Unfortunately, like much of Illinois, from Chicago to Cairo, this area has been forgotten about by the political establishment in Illinois; win or lose, our Team vowed to fix Illinois.
Team Illinois is committed to helping our Southern neighbors tap into the development and educational opportunities available to build and thrive.
And we are honoring our commitment!
Cairo Jr/High School Volleyball Team!
Former Lt. Gov candidate Latasha Fields had so much fun playing volleyball with Cairo's Junior/Senior High school students!
She showed our kid committeeman, Ta'Hije Fields, her baby girl how to serve!
We want to especially thank Principal Nelson and her staff for their warm welcome and dedication to ensuring that the students of Cairo thrive!
"It was such a blessing to fellowship with our children and their mentors."-Latasha Fields.
We love you Cairo!
The LEADERSHIP of Cairo
Councilman Anthony Brown, one of the great municipal leaders, welcomed us into the great city of Cairo with open arms! His leadership and knowledge of the city are invaluable, and the city is blessed to have his leadership!
We want to express our sincere appreciation for the blessed opportunity to meet Councilman Rodney Moore, Danny Brown, and all the great leaders of Cairo and Mound City.
They shared a wealth of knowledge and expressed their desire to restore Southern Illinois.
We are grateful that they made time to speak with our team about essential issues that matter to the resilient people of Southern Illinois.
We look forward to continuing this relationship and future meetings with the leadership of Cairo and the surrounding cities to strategize and develop educational opportunities, economic development, and more.