With the civil rights of LGBTQ Americans under attack by the Trump Administration and the urgent need to continue our pro-equality progress in the City of Chicago, LGBTQ Chicagoans need to know where the candidates for mayor stand on the many issues of interest and importance to our lives.
LGBTQ community organizations Affinity Community Services, the Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus, the Equality Illinois Institute, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, Pride Action Tank, and the Windy City Times are hosting the LGBTQ Forum with the Mayoral Candidates at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at the Second Presbyterian Church, 1936 S. Michigan Avenue, in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood. The mayoral election is on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.
To attend, you must RSVP at tinyurl.com/LGBTQ-Mayoral01. When you do, please designate which host committee entity let you know about the forum. Thank you.
The forum is organized by these organizations for the purposes of educating LGBTQ Chicagoans about the positions and platforms of the candidates. The event will not include any endorsements or political activity. Questions will be crafted by both the host organizations and through engagement with Chicago’s LGBTQ community.
While all announced mayoral candidates have been invited, participation at the forum is contingent on candidate’s filing their nominating petitions by the close of business on November 26, 2018 and not being removed from the ballot because of the petition objection process. If more than eight candidates submit their nominating petitions and qualify for the February 2019 election, the organizers of the forum reserve the right to set a cut-off, based on publicly available polling data, of the number of candidates who can participate.