Meeks to launch gubernatorial petition drive on May 20
by Roland S. Martin May 12, 2006 Chicago Defender
State Sen. James Meeks announced Thursday that he will launch a statewide drive on May 20 to get 25,000 registered voters across Illinois to sign petitions in order for him to launch a third-party run for governor.
In a statement provided to the Chicago Defender, Meeks said at the May 20 kickoff, he will introduce a slate of candidates for the top statewide offices, and then “travel from Chicago to Rockford, Springfield and East St. Louis meeting voters and launching local petition drives.”
He has until June 26 to sign up 25,000 registered voters across the state, which he told the Chicago Defender will not be an issue. more