City, State Leaders Meet with Obama
(Chicago Defender) — Ald. Jason Ervin’s 28th Ward, like many areas in the city, faces a number of issues including unemployment, housing and crime. During a recent visit to the White House, the West Side alderman was able to tell President Barack Obama about some of the ward’s challenges. Ervin was “honored” to be among a delegation of young elected leaders to be given a chance to meet with key Obama administration staff, and then with the president himself, earlier this month. The alderman, state Rep. Ken Dunkin, D-5th Dist., and other elected officials from around the country, were invited to the White House to talk with senior staff about reducing crime, community development and economic recovery.