Robert K. Graham:  Vote 9E for Equality on July 7th

In one week, on July 7th, Plainfield residents will have an opportunity to change the trajectory of the city by voting to fill vital seats on the City Council. I am the best democratic choice for Council Member At Large, having run my campaign independently and on a solid track record of community involvement.

Over the past few weeks I have witnessed the City of Plainfield deal with the effects of the current global pandemic, the resulting economic downturn, and continued racial injustices. I have had the opportunity to connect with many residents in the community to listen to their concerns as I believe that we need to all have a voice at the table so that the solutions will benefit all and not serve specific groups in our community.

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The role of City Council members is now more important than ever, to lead the Queen City. I, Robert K. Graham (aka Mr. Plainfield) have been serving and empowering my community since 2007 and with your support I will continue to do so but at a higher level. 

My background and life experiences uniquely qualify me to connect to all members of our community: all ages, all ethnic backgrounds, and all income brackets. But I particularly relate to our young people and the struggles and challenges they continue to face.

I recently told my story of being shot by a police officer simply because I am black. This experience profoundly impacted me and shaped my future, particularly how I raised my children and is one of the reasons that I can relate to the youth in our City, who are our future leaders.

When the global pandemic arrived in Plainfield, I immediately sprang into action helping any way that I could. The city’s first responders sent out the call for PPE and I answered, procuring and donating 1500 pairs of disposable nitrile gloves and 150 disposable Tyvek coveralls. By dividing them up evenly the donations were made to the Police and Fire departments and the local Rescue Squad.  As the pandemic worsened, I responded to the call to feed our city’s children by teaming up with the Plainfield Community to raise funds. Through the use of a Go Fund Me page, we raised $1000 for the Plainfield Board of Education Covid-19 food account providing over 500 meals for the children of Plainfield.

Please take a moment to learn more about my background and platform by visiting my website at www.Graham4Council.com to read through my bio. It will explain why I feel the need to serve our great city.

I also invite you to participate in my Facebook Live Community Forum on June 30th at 7 pm where the community will have the opportunity to ask me questions directly.

On July 7th 2020 by **Voting 9E on the ballot**, I can increase my efforts across the board, the sky’s the limit. I am deeply committed to keeping my focus on the people and advocating for the needs of EVERYONE