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COAL commends the excellent program, Come Alive October 5, held by the Mayor Harold Washington Legacy Committee on Tuesday, October 5th to commemorate the legendary "Come Alive October 5" voter registration drive that resulted in the historic election of Harold Washington as the first Black Chicago mayor.

The presentations, music and poetry, were relevant, heartfelt and captured the spirit of the times. Further, the program made a solid connection between what was accomplished then and what is required now to leverage political strength to make positive and sustainable change happen for black people.
Again, great job Ms. Josie Childs and the MHWLC!

To recognize Come Alive October 5 and towards leveraging our political strength, COAL is planning a major voter registration initiative, which you will hear more about moving forward. We will be heard in the 2022 elections!

Please also join us for the below COAL events.

Thank you.

COAL Board of Directors
"The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..."
Let's Get to Work

COAL (Internal) Working Committee Meeting
Honoring "Come Alive October Five"
COAL Voter Registration Drive Planning
Saturday, October 9, 2021

Please note:
1) This schedule could change, with notice, due to late-breaking events of impact to the community.
About COAL
COAL is an umbrella organization founded by 13 of Chicago's historic African American mens clubs. COAL's overarching mission is to identify, examine, illuminate and find resolution to issues impacting the greater community. We strive to use our collective experience, expertise and resources to improve the quality of opportunity, quality of preparedness and the quality of outcomes (expressed as 'quality of life') for our Community.
Founding Member Organizations
100 Black Men Of Chicago ■ Chicago Assembly ■ Chicago Connection ■ Druids Club ■ Frogs Club ■ Lunch Bunch ■ New Committee ■ Original 40 Club Of Chicago ■ Rat Pack ■ Royal Coterie Of Snakes ■ Saints ■ Sigma Pi Phi Beta-Boule ■ UIC Male Forum (now Chicago Good Health Group)
 What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.