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Rich Whitney pushing for inclusion in Illinois governor debates

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below, from Whitney campaign.....


Carbondale, IL-- Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney will hold a press conference in the Blue Room at the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday, October 13th. Mr. Whitney will discuss his campaign to be included in all of the gubernatorial debates. The press conference will begin at 1:15 PM.

Wednesday, October 13

Who: Green Party gubernatorial candidate Rich Whitney

What: Press Conference

When: 1:15 PM

Where: Illinois State Capitol

Blue Room

Springfield, IL

Rich Whitney is a 55-year-old civil rights and employment lawyer from Carbondale. As a lawyer, he has fought for working people who have lost their jobs or had their rights violated. A founder of the Illinois Green Party, he has long been politically active in support of the labor, health-care reform, environmental, civil rights, and peace movements. In 2006, he served as the Green Party's first candidate for Governor, winning over 360,000 votes and making it possible for Illinois voters to have a third choice on the ballot statewide.

For candidate interview requests please contact Brandon Punke at 618-434-0046 or Doug Dobmeyer at 312-315-6887.

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