Busy day today… Former Treasurer and current nominee for Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, Senator Dan Rutherford who is our Nominee for Treasurer and I attended a press conference at the Isla Filipino Restaurant (what great food!!!) to discuss the consolidation of the Comptroller and Treasurer offices. This will save taxpayers over 10 million dollars every year and streamline services. Twelve Asian media outlets were in attendance and also the Philippines Consul General.
I visited two Illinois victory centers: Northbrook and Lincoln Park Chicago. This is the second Super Saturday and the call centers were filled with volunteers making calls. When I left, over 40000 calls were already made in Illinois. Rodney Davis and Randy Pollard are doing a tremendous job leading the effort and the center directors are just amazing.
I also attended a benefit dinner for the Pakistani flood victims. Over 20 million Pakistanis are affected by the flooding. 3 million lives are in danger due to disease. We all must help! I will have a link on facebook and website shortly directing everyone on how they can help.