New Coalition President to Appear on First Business July 6th

Published July 1, 2004

CHICAGO, July 1, 2004–New Coalition for Economic and Social Change President Lee Walker will appear on First Business to discuss the impact of the minimum wage on U.S. jobs and economic growth on Tuesday, July 6, 2004. First Business is a national business and investment television program, synidicated to 182 television stations worldwide. To check for broadcast times in your area, access the First Business Web site at

Lee Walker is President and Founder of The New Coalition for Economic and Social Change and First Vice President of the Board of The Heartland Institute. He is a former member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Chicago State University Foundation; a Commissioner with the Midwestern (10 States) Higher Education Commission; a trustee of the Illinois State Community College Board System; and a member of the Board of the American Fund for the University of the Orange Free State (South Africa) Mr. Walker writes a monthly column for Crain’s Chicago Business. In 2001, he received the Pioneer Award from the Republican National Committee. He is listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans and a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity-Delta Alpha.

For more information, contact Allen Fore, Heartland’s Vice President-Public Affairs at 312/377-4000 or email [email protected].