Ajamu Baraka, the Green Party's vice presidential candidate, is in Chicago Monday for an evening town hall meeting on the city's South Side.
Baraka, who was born and raised on the city's South Side, is the running mate of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.
At Monday's town hall meeting, Baraka will "speak with parents and teachers about the Green Party's education agenda," according to an announcement.
The event, to be held at the Temple of the Living Word M.B. Church, 401 W. 69th St., will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Baraka also plans to make various media and community appearances in the city on Tuesday.
"Baraka is expected to urge voters in Chicago wards that traditionally lean overwhelmingly Democratic to 'invest their vote' in building the Green Party at the state level, an increasingly common theme as the campaign nears its final weeks," the Stein campaign said in a news release.
As the Green Party pushes for votes, it is also expressing frustration over the exclusion of its Illinois comptroller candidate from Tuesday's WTTW Chicago Tonight candidate forum.
The televised candidate forum will include Illinois Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger and Democratic challenger Susana Mendoza.
Tim Curtin is the Green Party's ballot-listed candidate for Illinois comptroller. Curtin as well as Claire Ball, the Libertarian Party's candidate for Illinois comptroller, were excluded from Tuesday's forum.
The Illinois Green Party called Curtin's exclusion from the WTTW Chicago Tonight candidate forum a "betrayal of its own mission statement" and "discrimination in favor of the two corporate-sponsored parties."
"There is a large and energized movement in favor of alternative parties this year, and we are willing to rally at the WTTW studio if they continue to exclude ballot-qualified candidates from their programing," Curtin said in a statement last week.
Chicago Tonight has allowed all Illinois comptroller candidates to give statements about their respective campaigns as part of a "candidate free time." Chicago Tonight has Curtin's "candidate free time" statement, along with his bio and a short Q & A, posted on its website.