Thursday, January 21, 2010

Lech Wałesa to Speak at Andrzejewski Fundraiser, January 29

Chicago - Legendary anti-communist hero, former President of Poland, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa will be the keynote speaker at fundraising event for Adam Andrzejewski (an-gee-EFF-ski), Republican candidate for Governor of Illinois at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday, January 29, 2010 at 12:00 PM CST. President Walesa is expected to speak about post-Communist Poland as well as comment on Mr. Andrzejewski’s campaign for Governor. (Ticket information here.) Walesa will also speak at a private breakfast meeting the same day. Adam Brickely writes about Walesa's place as a giant of history. "Lech Walesa, along with Reagan, Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II was one of the biggest forces in bringing down communism – and his name carries extra weight in Illinois. There are more than one million Polish-Americans in Chicago alone, making them the largest Caucasian ethnic group in the city. Mobilizing Chicagoan Polonia (which is politically under-represented) could indeed be a key to an Andrzejewski victory – and if any living individual can mobilize Polonia it is Lech Walesa." Andrzejewski recalls his recent journey to Poland. "I traveled to Poland on a four-day fact-finding trip between November 30, 2009 and December 3, 2009, to discover how the State of Illinois can improve its economic and cultural relationship with the Republic of Poland in order to promote job growth, economic vitality, and increased international trade between the two.... In addition to serving as the elected President of the Republic of Poland from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Wałęsa is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (1983) after being imprisoned by Communist authorities for his opposition to General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the leader of Poland’s military government." For information on the private breakfast meeting, contact Kristen Larson at 630.208.9700 or Leave a Comment * Conservative T-Shirts * Follow CNB on Twitter * RSS Feed