For the first time ever Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa are hosting

"The People's Caucus"

Sunday, January 12, 2020

"Vote Truth to Power", what does that mean? Aren't you tired of having people in office that make outlandish statements about what they will do for you and the country and never come through? We've been voting false to power, fake to power, lie to power, and imposter to power for far too long. It's time to ask those hard questions and get honest answers. 

Gamaliel of Illinois and Iowa (United Congregations of Metro East in Cahokia, IL, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago in Chicago, IL, Faith Coalition of the Common Good in Springfield, IL, and Quad Cities Interfaith in Davenport, IA) presents “The People’s Caucus” on Sunday, January 12, 2020. “The People’s Caucus” is designed to provide directly impacted people who work year-round at the grassroots level the opportunity to bring their issues directly to presidential candidates and allow average citizens to hear the candidates’ views on the issues that impact their lives. The issues we will present are Transformational Justice, Education, Immigration, and Environmental Justice. We invite you to travel with us to Davenport, IA to meet and discuss these issues with the 2020 Presidential Candidates. During this time, we will also extend an invitation to each Presidential Candidate to come visit us in East St. Louis, IL to further discuss these issues.


We’ve chartered a bus and it will be of no cost to you to join us. However, you will be responsible to purchase your own meals. We will depart from New Life Community Church (1919 State St., East St. Louis, IL 62205) at 8:00am. There will be another pick-up at the Love’s Travel Stop (9191 State Route 140, Hamel, IL 62046) at approx. 8:30am. There will be time prior to the event for networking, photos, and preparation. The event begins promptly at 2:30pm at Davenport North High School (626 W 53rd St., Davenport, IA 52806). The People’s Caucus is set to end at 5:30pm. We ask that everyone please load the bus promptly for an immediate departure. Our expected return time is 11pm.


To reserve your seat on the bus call any of the following: UCM Office (618) 646-9712, UCM President Rev. Norma Patterson (618) 670-1645, or UCM Organizer Marie Franklin (618) 802-6714.

113 Church Street
PO Box 1648
Cahokia, IL 62206
Phone:  (618) 646-9712
Fax:  (618) 646-9714

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