CHICAGO - Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka joined Secretary of State Jesse White recently in addressing Pastors United for Change, a new, Chicago-based "progressive" organization of African-American clergy that claims to be working to assist residents in gaining equal access to employment and opportunity.
Speaking to a meeting at the Bethlehem Star M.B. Church on January 9, Topinka encouraged the Pastors and community activists to continue speaking out and advocating for their Congregations and communities.
"There is no limit to what is possible when government works with families, organizations and businesses to get things done, to help people get a shot," Topinka said. "Working together as we have in the past, we can create new opportunities and ensure that our households and communities thrive."
The creation of the pastors organization coincides with President Obama's new income inequality campaign.