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					                                                          For Immediate Release
                                                          Press Contact: Kristi Dawson
                                                                         312.607.5662



        SUPPORTERS HOST FUNDRAISER FOR 24TH WARD ALDERMANIC
                            CANDIDATE

      Veteran Chicago Police Officer in the running for 24th Ward Alderman

Chicago, IL (Dec 18) Friends of Roger L. Washington - Veteran Police Officer, Minister
and 24th Ward Aldermanic Candidate – will host a fundraiser for his campaign on
December 24, 2010.

Roger L. Washington has been a Chicago Police Officer for 11 years and an ordained
minister for 11 years as well. Currently he serves as Assistant Pastor of Neighborhood
United Methodist Church (Maywood, IL). With many years on the “front lines”, his
Bachelors in Sociology and his future Master’s Degree in Public Safety, Washington will
use his knowledge and experience to collaborate with the 24th Ward residents to
improve and maintain a better community. “Collaborating with the community can
ensure we, as one, can maintain the highest standards for what we value…Our
Community. It’s all about taking care of our children, our families and our community”,
stated Washington.

The fundraiser will take place Friday December 24, 2010 at El Sitio 1255 N. Pulaski Rd,
Chicago, IL 7-9pm. It is hosted by Washington’s friends, family and supporters.



                                 Media Inquires
                                    Please contact

                                  Kristi Dawson
                                  312.607.5662
                      Kristi.dawson@creativeimpactpr.com
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     Roger L. Washington – Candidate for 24th Ward Alderman

 Once elected, Roger L. Washington will no longer tolerate the low standards of:

   The 24th Ward being identified as the worst Ward in the City of Chicago for its
   UNSANITARY PRACTICES
             For example: TRASH PICK-UP, RODENTS & LITTERING

   Garfield Park being listed as the #1 CRIME PARK on the WESTSIDE

   Lacking ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

   Lacking PROGRAMS/RESOURCES FOR OUR SENIORS CITIZENS, SCHOOL AGE
   CHILDREN & TEENS

   Lacking COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY
   IMPROVEMENT

   Limited number of RESOURCES as well as OPPORTUNITES FOR MINORITY
   CONTRACTORS/ WORKERS TO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN THE 24th
   WARD

   Consistently low VOTER TURNOUT
              For example: Out of 33,131 registered voters in the 24th Ward, only 9,649 voted
              in the 2008 Aldermanic election

   “Business as Usual” - Complacency and no CHANGE

                30 years of the same thing- Is this what OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS?
      It is all about taking care of our children, families and community (OUR VILLAGE)
                            If we stand together to make a difference –

              We Can Do All Things Through Christ, Which Strengthens Us”
                                   (Philippians 4:13)

                         Roger L. Washington’s Credentials

Ordain Preacher for 11 years
City of Chicago Police Officer 11 years
Pursing Masters Degree in Public Safety from Calumet of St. Joseph, Whiting, IN
Received a Bachelors in Sociology from Baber Scotia College in Concord, NC
Graduate of Gordon Tech High School
Attended Providence St. Mel High School
Graduate of Crown Elementary School

				
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