Statement Regarding the June 14th Event at the Cook County Forest Preserve

07/11/2018
“As the grandson of Italian immigrants, I am deeply disturbed by the harassment that took place in our Cook County forest preserves. I know that if this gentleman saw me wearing a shirt with an Italian flag, he would not have approached me in such a discriminatory fashion. The vitriol of President Trump's administration has emboldened vile rhetoric against communities of color. I call for the immediate termination of this officer.” -- Kevin B. Morrison



About Kevin B. Morrison:

Kevin B. Morrison has dedicated his life to organizing communities for better representation and services, while also devoting many years to his family and their small business. With Cook County at a crossroads, he decided to run for Commissioner to ensure its residents have a strong voice representing the 15th District. Running against the Chair of Illinois' Republican Party, he looks forward to bringing inclusive and bold leadership to the district. Raised in Elk Grove Village, Kevin attended Link, Mead, and Conant High School. He went on to graduate from DePaul University, studying Political Science, Environmental Science, and LGQ Studies. When elected, Kevin would become the first openly LGBT and youngest Commissioner to the Cook County Board.



Endorsements:

Morrison has also been endorsed by Run for Something, Citizen Action Illinois, Personal PAC, Chicago NOW PAC, Northside DFA, Northwest Suburban Teachers Union Local 1211, United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), SEIU Illinois State Council, AFSCME Illinois Council 31, Chicago Laborers’ District Council (LiUNA), Elgin Association of Firefighters IAFF Local 439, IBEW Local 134, International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and Local 399 (IUOE), Teamsters Joint Council, Teamsters Local 700 and Local 727, Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, Cement Masons and Plasterers Local 502, Mechanics Local 701, Transport Workers Union Local 512 (TWU), Equality Illinois PAC, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Central Committeeman Mike Cudzik, Committeemen Ted Mason, Mark Walker, Steve Caramelli, State Representatives Rob Martwick, Marty Moylan, and Greg Harris, State Senators Cristina Castro, Laura Murphy, Omar Aquino, and John G Mulroe, Cook County Recorder of Deeds Karen Yarbrough, MWRD Commissioner Debra Shore, Elgin Township Supervisor Franklin Ramirez, and the Elk Grove Township Democrats.

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