U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (IL), IL State Sen. Rev. James Meeks and the Cook County Democratic Women Org. endorse Cheryle Jackson for U.S. Senate seat

U. S. Senate candidate Cheryle Robinson Jackson today received key endorsements from U. S. Representative Bobby Rush, State Senator Rev.

James Meeks and the Cook County Democratic Women Organization for her bid to fill the Illinois seat once held by President Barack Obama. These early endorsements signal strong support from the community.

"Cheryle is exactly who Illinois needs in the U.S. Senate," said Rush. "Like many of us, she worked her way up to become a force for change and progress for everyday people. She understands from personal experience how important quality health care, education, and access to good jobs and opportunities are to Illinois families. She'll take that fight to Washington."

U.S. Senate Candidate Cheryle Robinson Jackson Lands Key Legislators, Women
Endorsements

CHICAGO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Senate candidate Cheryle Robinson
Jackson today received key endorsements from U.S. Representative Bobby Rush,
State Senator Rev. James Meeks and the Cook County Democratic Women
Organization for her bid to fill the Illinois seat once held by President
Barack Obama. These early endorsements signal strong support from the
community.

"Cheryle is exactly who Illinois needs in the U.S. Senate," said Rush. "Like
many of us, she worked her way up to become a force for change and progress
for everyday people. She understands from personal experience how important
quality health care, education, and access to good jobs and opportunities are
to Illinois families. She'll take that fight to Washington."

Illinois State Senator Rev. James Meeks said, "Cheryle brings people together
from across the economic and political spectrum to solve problems facing
everyday people: working and middle-class, poor and unemployed, entrepreneurs
and small-business owners, the under and uninsured. She doesn't wait for
permission to lead - she just leads."

Cook County Democratic Women President Rikki Jones called Jackson a candidate
who," can truly represent the interest of women and their families in the U.S.
Senate."

"We endorse Cheryle Robinson Jackson for her grasp of the issues, her track
record of service and accomplishment, and her leadership to make sure everyone
has the right to a good education, quality health care, to grow a business or
have a job. We know she will stand tall for women and families."

Jackson welcomed the endorsement and is pleased with the support her campaign
is receiving as she begins to talk to people around the State.

"Illinoisans want someone like them, who knows what it's like to face
obstacles and overcome them. They want someone who will fight for change, and
work with everyone to find practical solutions. They want someone driven by
public service, not political ambition," said Jackson.

Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) endorsed Chicago Urban League President Cheryle Robinson Jackson (D) Tuesday in her bid for U.S. Senate, according to a news release from Jackson’s campaign. Jackson and state Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias are both running in the 2010 Democratic primary.

“Cheryle Robinson Jackson is exactly who Illinois needs in the U.S. Senate,” Rush said. “Like many of us, she worked her way up from humble beginnings to become a force for change and progress for everyday people. She understands from personal experience how important quality health care, education, and access to good jobs and opportunities are to Illinois families. Cheryle is an antidote for the greed of the banks and brokers who left Americans holding the bag.”