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Terrell Barnes -Dupage NAACP Remark March 8, 2012

Terrell Barnes -Dupage NAACP Remark March 8, 2012

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Remarks in front of the Dupage NAACP
Remarks in front of the Dupage NAACP

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Published by: Terrell Barnes on Mar 09, 2012
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March 8, 2012 Remarks as prepared for NAACP Candidate Forum
First and foremost I would like thank the Dupage NAACP for putting onthis great forum.My name is Terrell Barnes. I am from Roselle. I am running for theDupage County Board in district 6. Now that we got the preliminariesout the way, I stand here tonight because of the work of the NAACP,
our country’s oldest Civil Rights organization.
I stand here tonight as a candidate with a 24 year connection to DupageCounty. Despite what some will have you believe, diversity in politics istruly on the march in Dupage. Within 5 miles of where I reside in
Roselle I am represented by four African-Americans at the local levelfrom Library Board, School Board and Fire Trustee.If we wait for the Republicans or even the Democrats to say that, forwhatever reason we all remain
waiting. I’m running because it’s
timethat working families tell our story. And our story means ALL workingfamilies in the County. I run as the candidate that best represents thegrowing diversity of the county not merely based on what you see. I runas the candidate whose story is tied to the American Story.The American Story that breaks down barriers, and expands themeaning of freedom. The sort of barriers my Grandfather helped breakdown when he served in the Korean War and helped furtherdesegregate the military, the type of barriers my mother broke downwhen she was the first in her family to go to college and later workedher way up from a customer service position to a senior managementposition within a decade at a former company, putting holes in that
glass ceiling. I’m running to break down barriers today as the first

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