Chicago Urban League, Business Leadership Council, CBS 2 and WVON to Host Mayoral Debate
For Immediate Release
Lauren A. Love
Live Event will Feature All Candidates and Focus on African American Issues
“CBS 2 is pleased to again partner with the Chicago Urban League, the Business Leadership Council and WVON to broadcast this very important debate,” said Marty M. Wilke, general manager and president of CBS 2 Chicago. “We look forward to presenting the mayoral candidates to our viewers in this important conversation on issues that are important to the African American community and everyone who is concerned about the future of Chicago.”
“This election comes at a critical time for our city”, said Melody Spann Cooper, chairman of Midway Broadcasting Corporation and president of WVON 1690 AM. “Through this broadcast we want to ensure that all Chicagoans are engaged in the campaign and vote on Election Day.”
The mayoral debate will take place before a live, invitation-only audience at the DuSable Museum of African American History. In addition to watching the debate live, the Chicago Urban League and the Business Leadership Council encourage citizens to submit questions to the candidates for consideration. A community question will be selected and asked on-air during the debate. Community questions for the candidates can be submitted via email to email@example.com.
In addition to broadcasting the mayoral debate live, CBS 2 Chicago will stream the event online at CBSchicago.com. WVON 1690 AM will also stream the debate online at wvon.com.
Members of the working press are invited to cover the forum and view it live from the DuSable Museum’s gallery space adjacent to the auditorium where the debate will take place. Candidates have been invited to conduct media interviews immediately following the forum in the gallery space. All media must show official media identification and register onsite to receive credentials.
Established in 1916, the Chicago Urban League works for economic, educational and social progress for African Americans and promotes strong sustainable communities through advocacy, collaboration and innovation. For more information, visit www.thechicagourbanleague.org
About the Business Leadership Council
Since, 2010, the Business Leadership Council has advocated to key government officials, top tier public and private corporations and government supported institutions about the importance of substantially increasing the business opportunities afforded African American business owners and corporate professionals who in turn will bring the jobs and contracts to the community. For more information, visit www.businessleadershipcouncil.org
About CBS 2 Chicago
CBS 2 Chicago is part of the CBS Television Stations group, a division of CBS Corporation and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country.
About WVON 1690 AM
WVON 1690AM, The Talk of Chicago, is an interactive forum providing a platform for affluent, conscientious listeners of progressive talk radio who are interested in current social, economic and political issues on local, national and international levels. For over 50 years, WVON has been a leading institution for information and community empowerment.