Clark launches campaign with party

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By Michael Romain

Staff Reporter

Oak Park and River Forest High School teacher and community activist Anthony Clark formally launched his second bid for Congress with a kickoff party in Forest Park on June 15. 

Clark had already informally announced his candidacy back in April, in a written statement and a video uploaded to his campaign website.

Clark, the founder of the nonprofit Suburban Unity Alliance, ran against Congressman Danny K. Davis for the 7th Congressional District seat in the Democratic primary on March 20, 2018. Davis, the 22-year incumbent, defeated Clark 74 to 26 percent. 

Clark had the support of Brand New Congress and Justice Democrats — two political organizations affiliated with Sen. Bernie Sanders. On June 17, Clark announced that Brand New Congress officially endorsed him again. He's also received the endorsement of Cori Bush, whose unsuccessful campaign for a congressional seat in Missouri was featured in the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House. 

Clark is one of at least two candidates thus far who have announced their intention to succeed Davis. Last month, Kina Collins, a gun violence prevention advocate who lives in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, announced that she would also run for the 7th Congressional seat. 

Michael Romain


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Brian Slowiak  

Posted: June 21st, 2019 1:36 AM

Nice halo effect. God, messiah or just saint?

Anthony Clark  

Posted: June 20th, 2019 10:45 PM

Thanks for your concern Nick, but thankfully our hard work will continue as a filing error was corrected & SUA has been retroactively reinstated status wise, with appropriate paperwork. You have a wonderful evening & volunteer or donate sometime, we definitely can use the help.

Nick A Binotti  

Posted: June 18th, 2019 4:33 PM

Has the nonprofit Suburban Unity Alliance had their nonprofit status reinstated yet? According to the IRS, SUA's federal tax exempt status was automatically revoked in April for failure to file a Form 990 return for three consecutive years.

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