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Press Release Bible in the Schools

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 9, 2014 (Chicago)

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Lisa Michelle 708.715.3228 l.michellecommunications@gmail.com, or

Bruce Crosby 872.226.2942 bruceec1@yahoo.com

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Mass Meeting to have the Bible Taught in Chicago Public Schools

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 1PM

Captain’s Hard Time Restaurant 436 East 79th St.

Dr. Spencer Leak, Owner of A.R. Leak and Sons Funeral Home, will host an Informational Meeting to discuss the effort to have the Bible taught in CPS Classrooms. Mayoral Candidate William Dock Walls, will participate. Walls believes course study of the bible should be offered throughout CPS, as an elective class.

A huge number of Religious and Community Leaders from across the city will be be present, to represent the interests of tens of thousands of constituents. The public is invited to attend.

Dock Walls said, “Many people mistakenly believe it is unconstitutional to teach the bible in public schools. In fact, the United States Supreme Court has ruled that teaching about religion and using the Bible in the classroom may both exist in any curriculum if they are not a part of religious worship, but are integrated as a part of the offerings within a secular program.”

The Supreme Court in Stone vs. Graham, 449 U.S. 39 (1980). stated that “the Bible may constitutionally be used in an appropriate study of history, civilization, ethics, comparative religion, or the like.”

Engle v. Vitale (1962) and Abington v. Schemp (1963), The Supreme Court noted that the Bible could be taught as a text but not read for religious purposes.

Spencer Leak who advocated for the bible in schools at the last meeting of the Chicago Board of Education, stated, “I will continue to pressure CPS to teach the bible in our classrooms.”

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 22, 2014 (Chicago)

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Bruce Crosby 872.226.2942 bruceec1@yahoo.com, or

Lisa Michelle 708.715.3228 l.michellecommunications@gmail.com

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William Dock Walls Enters the Race for Chicago Mayor 2015

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WHEN: 10:00 AM, Sunday August 24, 2014

WHERE: City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street, Chicago 60601

William Dock Walls will officially announce his candidacy for Chicago Mayor 2015 on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 10:00 AM outside of City Hall, 121 North LaSalle Street. Walls, a political and community activist, served as Confidential Assistant to the late Mayor Harold Washington. Walls also served as the main Illinois surrogate for John Kerry during his 2004 run for U.S. President, and was National Political Director for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition. Walls previously ran for mayor in 2007 and in 2011. He also ran for Illinois Governor in 2009.

Unlike in group shot in front of city allprevious elections, Walls now has strong financial backing and a more advanced campaign support team. Walls was flanked by Matt Harrington and a diverse group of Aldermanic candidates, being assisted by the Chicago Progressive Candidate’s organization. The Walls for Mayor Campaign plans to spend a minimum of $1.5 million.

At the core of Walls 2015 Mayoral campaign are initiatives intended to establish irreproachable public safety services. Walls noted, “The extreme level of Chicago violence currently gripping our city is unacceptable. It is imperative that we take immediate action to make people feel safe at home, at work, at school and on the streets of Chicago, anytime of the day or night.  Therefore, I am calling upon Rahm Emanuel to declare a State of Emergency and alter city policies, accordingly.”

Walls promises, as mayor, to replace Rahm’s concentration on downtown beautification and  development with policies that focus on neighborhood infrastructure improvement, balanced economic development, jobs creation, and new revenue generation.

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