CHATHAM — For the second time in two months, a Chatham business is showing its support for President Barack Obama.
Josephine's Cooking, at 436 E. 79th St., will host a breakfast fundraiser from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 27.
The restaurant was formerly called Captain Hardtimes and is owned by Josephine Wade, who is a longtime Obama supporter.
"Ms. Wade is a big supporter of the president and wants to do what she can to help him get re-elected," said Harriette Dawson, a spokeswoman for the American Dream Team. "Through our neighborhood organization we want to encourage people to get out and vote and learn more about the importance of voting."
With no fundraising goal set for the event, Dawson said those who plan to attend the event can "give what they can afford" to the president's campaign.
"A lot of seniors are not tech-savvy, so we expect many of the participants next week will be from an older crowd," she said. "But the event is not just for seniors but for everyone."
WVON radio (1690 AM) personality Cliff Kelly will moderate the event, and Robert Starks, a retired political science professor from Northeastern Illinois University, will be the keynote speaker. Representatives from the Obama for America campaign also will be in attendance.
Another Chatham business owner showed her support for the president when it hosted a free viewing party for the Sept. 27 presidential debate at the ICE Chatham 14 theater at 210 E. 87th St. Alisia Starks, founder and president of Inner City Entertainment, which owns the theater, was happy to support Obama's campaign.
"The president deserves a second term, and I plan to do whatever I can to help make that happen," Starks said.