Monday, July 1, 2019
Rev. Jackson and Mayor Buttigieg to Hold Press Conference on Last Day of Rainbow PUSH Coalition Convention
Presidential hopeful Mayor Pete Buttigieg will join Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. for a news conference at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual International Convention:
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water Street
After the press conference, Mayor Buttigieg will address the convention’s Business Breakfast. He is expected to begin speaking around 9:30 a.m.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot will also address the breakfast around 10:40 a.m.
The five-day Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention – a gathering of civil rights icons, business leaders, high tech executives, foreign dignitaries, gospel giants, hip hop artists, elected officials, sports legends, scholars and students – will end Tuesday afternoon.
A wave of 2020 presidential hopefuls have addressed the convention since it began last Friday.
“We not only need a new president,” Rev. Jackson said. “We need a new condition. Everything we’ve fought for and won in the last 80 years is in peril. But if we vote our needs and our numbers, we the people will win. We will change the direction of this country and stop the American counter revolution dead in its tracks.”
Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.