PUSH to provide information for homeless vets
The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. will give an analysis of the Midterm Election Saturday, November 10, including the fallout from Trump’s house cleaning and the next steps in the battle for equality.
PUSH is having a special 8 a.m. breakfast at its headquarters, 930 E. 50th St., where Rev. Jackson will lay out the many wins for Democrats and losses from the midterm elections and how that affects President Trump and the new congress.
Richard Monoccthio, executive director of the Cook County Housing Authority, will talk about its housing voucher plans that benefit veterans, jobs and contracts.
Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary, vice president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and the National Coalition for the Homeless estimate on any given night between 130,000 and 200,000 are homeless and three times that amount are struggling to pay their rent. “We cannot leave one veteran behind,” Yeary said. “They didn’t abandon us, and we must not turn our backs on them.”
Elder Donald Meeks, a retired Navy Chief with 21-years of service, who is currently the chaplain for the State of Illinois for Veterans of Foreign Wars, runs a veterans homeless program for his church, the Monument of Faith Evangelistic. He will show how his plan helps to alleviate homelessness among veterans.
The Honorable William H. Hooks, a retired Marine, will present information on the Cook County Veterans Treatment Court, which began in 2009.
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.
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