PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WILLIE WILSON TO OFFER SOLUTIONS TO LIMITING NATION'S 'SENSELESS'VIOLENCE,' DURING SPEECH FOR SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
CHICAGO (July 24, 2015) - Presidential Candidate Willie Wilson will address the growing number of catastrophic violent attacks on innocent people in his remarks today at the women's luncheon for the Annual Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Wilson, who lost a 20-year-old son to violence several years ago, plans to offer his solutions for limiting what he calls "senseless acts of violence," such as the deadly shooting that occurred Thursday at a Lafayette, La. movie theater just 60 miles from Baton Rouge.
Wilson will speak to attendees representing churches across the nation about his stand on America's most critical issues, focusing on public safety, improved education, equal opportunity for all citizens and an "America first" foreign policy.
Wilson, the businessman and philanthropist who has never held public office yet received 11 percent of the vote in Chicago's mayoral election earlier this year, is making headlines across the nation with his "everyman" campaign, "inclusive of everyone, regardless of party affiliation."
His most recent visits have included stops in Jackson, Mississippi; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Davenport, Iowa; Greenville, South Carolina; Merrillville, Indiana; Manchester, New Hampshire; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; New York City; Detroit, Michigan; and Miami, Florida.
Wilson has been featured recently as a key speaker in a number of faith-based conferences and conventions, including the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Convention, The South Carolina Baptist Congress Christian Education Conference, the General Missionary Baptist State Convention in Indiana, the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi, the Wolverine State Missionary Baptist Convention in Michigan, and the Progressive National Convention in Dallas, Texas. Wilson plans to visit at least 20 additional cities within the next 60 days.
- Presidential Candidate Willie Wilson of Chicago
- Representatives from Churches Nationwide
Friday, July 24, 2015
Hilton Baton Rouge Capital Center
201 Lafayette Street
Baton Rouge, LA
Wilson, 67, announced his candidacy on June 1 from the Chicago Baptist Institute, a not-for-profit school for higher learning in the Baptist religious community in Chicago where he serves as chairman of the board. Wilson has been using his time following his announcement to visit key cities to talk with voters about his solutions to the nation's on-going social and economic challenges. He is well-known for his "rags-to-riches" story of poverty and sharecropping cotton in Louisiana to great success in business and philanthropy. For more information about the candidate, visit williewilson2016.com