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Young progressive Robert Emmons Jr. from Chicago's south side challenges the only incumbent to ever beat Obama in an election. John Iadarola and Robert Emmons Jr. break it down on The Damage Report.
Ask Robert Emmons who he is, and he’ll tell you: “I’m a social innovator, nonprofit leader and gun violence-prevention advocate, and I’m running for Congress make this the last generation to be faced with everyday gun violence by addressing its root causes.”
“My grandmother didn’t clean up the neighborhood all by herself,” Emmons said. “She brought the whole block together. That’s reflective of the resilience of community.”
A 26-YEAR-OLD ORGANIZER in Chicago is mounting a primary challenge to Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who has been a member of Congress for 26 years.
Four years ago, Robert Emmons Jr. lost his best friend and college roommate to gun violence.
Now, Emmons, 26, is running as a Democrat in next year’s race for the First Congressional District of Illinois.
Democratic candidates Marie Newman and Robert Emmons Jr. are hosting a town hall on gun violence prevention June 22 at Beverly Unitarian Ch.
In 2016, dozens of Democrats swept congressional races cross the country, many of our new members skew younger, there are more women and more young people now in office. In Illinois, we elected the youngest African American women to ever hold a seat in Congress.
This is exactly the sort of blatant environmental injustice that our youth face in our district. We cannot expect to fix the issues of gun violence, public health and medical accessibility when root causes like hazardous drinking water are still not solved.
A violence-prevention advocate who also consulted for the Obama Foundation hopes to unseat U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush in the 1st Congressional District.
At 6:21 PM this evening, a few blocks away from where my family and friends were gathering in our neighborhood of Auburn Gresham, there was a mass shooting in Englewood.
Robert Emmons Jr. of Hyde Park officially filed his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives IL-1 with the FEC on February 20th.