Carol Harwell

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Carol Anne Harwell

Political activism

Carol Anne Harwell has been a political activist for over 25 years. She has worked in many campaigns including: 1st ward coordinator - Harold Washington, Mayor 83 - 87; office manager - Danny Davis alderman, commissioner and congressman; campaign manager - Sam Burrell, alderman; campaign manger - Barbara McGowan, commissioner; campaign manager - Barack Obama, state senator; deputy campaign manager - Dick Durbin, U.S. Senator; volunteer coordinator - David Orr, county clerk.[1]

Progressive Chicago

In late 1993 Progressive Chicago letters were always signed by 17 people;[2]

Project Vote! Chicago Coalition

Circa 1992, Carol Harwell of West Chicago was one of the Chicago Project Vote coordinators of the Project Vote! Chicago Coalition.

Obama campaign manager

Carol Harwell: “Barack did not solicit or seek the New Party endorsement for state senator in 1995.” Carol Harwell was Obama’s campaign manager for his 1996 bid for state senator. According to Ms. Harwell the Obama campaign did not solicit or seek the New Party endorsement. [Conversation with Ms. Harwell on 6/11/08][3]

Chicago activism

Carol Anne Harwell is 1st Vice-President of the Westside Branch National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and is the current Political Action Director of the Illinois State Conference of Branches for the NAACP. She has been Political Action Chair and State Secretary for IVI-IPO and received the Edwin Astor Special Service Award from them in 2002. She serves on the board of the Illinois Hunger Coalition, the Columbus Park Advisory Committee and is a member of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators.[4]