CHICAGO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Scott Lee Cohen, candidate for Lieutenant Governor (D), announced the launch date of his second statewide "Listening Tour." Cohen embarked on Monday, September 14, 2009 from his headquarters, Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen, in Chicago. Scott will hold more than 40 planned meetings with elected officials and community leaders throughout the state.
Tour stops include: Winnebago County; Rockford, IL; Harlem Township; Machesney Park, IL, Rock Island County; Moline, IL; Milan, IL; Galesburg, IL; Sandburg, IL; Knox/Tazewell County; East Peoria, IL; Morton, IL; Cisco, IL; Macon County; Decatur, IL; Franklin County; Benton, IL; Massac County; Metropolis, IL; Jackson County; Murphysboro, IL; Randolph County; Sparta, IL; Troy, IL; Madison County; Collinsville, IL; Sangamon/McLean County; Springfield, IL; Bloomington, IL; LaSalle County; and Ottawa, IL.
The "Listening Tour" is a continuation of Cohen's commitment to hear important issues and concerns from communities throughout Illinois. "I've made a promise to listen to the people of Illinois - these are the people who know our problems best," Cohen said.
During his last tour, Cohen, a small-business owner, said that after listening to the growing economic concerns from working families and the unemployed he couldn't sit on the sidelines. "I don't want to wait until I'm elected to help the people of Illinois. I want to take action now," Cohen said.
After his last tour ended, Cohen reached out to over 100 employers and held a job fair that nearly 1,000 people attended - many of whom found jobs.
Scott Lee Cohen will be available for interviews throughout the tour. To schedule an interview and for a complete listing of tour stops, please contact Gina Barratta at 312-441-0300.
|SOURCE Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen|
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