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AGRICULTURE SECRETARY TOM VILSACK TO VISIT ILLINOIS


WASHINGTON, June 26, 2009 -- On Sunday, June 28, and Monday, June 29, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will participate in a series of events in Chicago, Ill.


Sunday, June 28, 2009

1:00 p.m.


WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will address the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's 38th Annual Conference and discuss USDA's efforts to implement the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy in communities throughout the country as well as his commitment to promote civil rights and equal access at USDA and for employees and customers. Vilsack will also participate in a panel discussion with Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., Cong. Danny Davis (IL-7), Cong. Hank Johnson (GA-4), Mayor Virg Bernaro of Lansing Mich., Mayor Eugene Grant of Seat Pleasant, Md., Commissioner Daisy Lynum of Orlando, Fla., Georgia State Representative Calvin Smyre, USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Joe Leonard. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Charles Ogletree of Harvard Law School.

WHERE: Rainbow PUSH Coalition Headquarters

950 E. 50th Street

Chicago, IL

Monday, June 29, 2009

8:00 a.m.


WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will address the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Vilsack will discuss USDA's global food security efforts.

WHERE: Peninsula Hotel

108 Superior Street

Chicago, IL


Monday, June 29, 2009

10:45 a.m.


WHAT: Photo opportunity of Agriculture Secretary Vilsack touring CME Group trading floors with CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy,

CME Group Chief Executive Officer Craig Donohue, and

CME Group Vice Chairman Charlie Carey.


Please contact CME Group at (312) 930-3434 to cover this event.


WHERE: CBOT Building

141 W. Jackson Street

Chicago, IL

Monday, June 29, 2009

11:45 a.m.


WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will participate in the Obama Administration's 'United We Serve' initiative by volunteering at a Summer Food Service Program location, where he will help serve lunches to children. USDA's Summer Food Service Program provides breakfast and lunch to over 2 million children. The 'United We Serve' initiative is designed make volunteerism and community service part of the daily lives of all Americans in order to help build a new foundation of service, one community at a time.


WHERE: St. Agatha Family Empowerment Center

3151 W. Douglas Blvd.

Chicago, IL


Monday, June 29, 2009

1:15 p.m.


WHAT: Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will participate in the Obama Administration's 'United We Serve' initiative by visiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Greater Chicago Food Depository has received nearly $670,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from USDA to enable it to provide healthy, nutritious meals to families throughout the greater Chicago area. The 'United We Serve' initiative is designed make volunteerism and community service part of the daily lives of all Americans in order to help build a new foundation of service, one community at a time.


WHERE: Greater Chicago Food Depository

4100 W. Ann Lurie Place

Chicago, IL


The USDA provides leadership on food, agriculture and natural resources and touches the life of every American. Secretary Vilsack and the USDA are working to promote a sustainable, safe, sufficient and nutritious food supply, ensure that America leads the global fight against climate change, and revitalize rural communities by expanding economic opportunities.

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