Sauk Valley Group Delivers Debate Invitation to Kinzinger's Office

Jun 27, 2018

Sauk Valley-area activists Wednesday encouraged 16th District U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger to take part in a public forum.

Sarah Bingaman is a leader in Action For A Better Tomorrow. Six members of the group presented the forum invitation and petition to Rep. Kinzinger's staff.
Credit Chase Cavanaugh/WNIJ

Members of the group Action For A Better Tomorrow assembled in Dixon and traveled to Kinzinger’s District Office in Ottawa. 

On arrival, they presented a petition with more than 700 signatures inviting the Republican incumbent to take part in a forum with his Democratic opponent, Rockford attorney Sara Dady. 

Group leader Sarah Bingaman says that, in the past, Kinzinger noted a willingness to participate in public debate but had not received a formal invitation.

“We wanted to assure that his staff knew, that we are serious about this," she said. "We want a congenial community forum. We wanted the staff to see that we are reasonable people and we sincerely hope that he will come and participate in a community forum.”

Action For A Better Tomorrow sent the same petition to Sara Dady and, if both accept, the public forum would take place July 30.  Both candidates previously took part in a radio debate May 14 but have yet to appear together in a public forum.