Illinois Review –
DOLTON – When the CEO of Freedomworks Matt Kibbe signed on to Republican Bruce Rauner’s gubernatorial exploratory team in 2013, most expected Kibbe’s name to be just another name on a list of supporters to pull in like-minded voters. Little was heard from Kibbe and his national FreedomWorks organization during the Republican primary, but an event planned in Dolton next month gives hint that may change over the next few months.
Deneen Borelli of FreedomWorks will be hosting an “Empower Gathering for Greater Chicago Area” Saturday evening, June 14, 2014 at the New Zion Covenant Church in Dolton, the heart of Chicago’s southside black community. Borelli is author of a popular new political commentary book entitled Blacklash.
“Illinois, are you ready to be empowered with REAL change?” asks Borelli in an email invite Friday. “Unemployment is high, our schools are failing, and health care is increasingly inaccessible. It’s time for real change – not fake promises. If you’re ready to be empowered, you can join me and other black leaders on Saturday, June 14, 2014 as we discuss real solutions to the problems faced by our community.”