Obama Foundation offers breakfast to Chicagoans who rally for presidential center
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 5/15/18 | Anna Giaritelli
Posted on 5/16/2018, 3:14:55 PM by ColdOne
The Obama Foundation is trying to generate as much public support as possible ahead of the city of Chicago’s first municipal vote to approve construction permits that would allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built on historic parkland.
The foundation’s chief engagement officer, Michael Strautmanis, emailed “friends” of the project late last week asking them to show up at City Hall at 5 a.m. Thursday to demonstrate to city officials that local residents are behind it.
Attendees were told to pick up Obama swag — T-shirts and buttons — from the organization’s local headquarters ahead of Thursday.
Although the Chicago Plan Commission is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, the foundation will hold a rally at Randolph Street and LaSalle Street before dawn. The foundation is offering attendees “breakfast and music” if they come and said they may even appear on local TV morning news shows.
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