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for the 3rd Congressional District
As the founding Executive Director of the Center for Changing Lives, Board Chair for both the Latin United Community Housing Association (LUCHA), and Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), Delia has tirelessly fought for solutions to complex issues like housing, education, and criminal justice.
Since her first term as State Rep. for the 4th District in 2018 Delia has established a legislative housing committee, successfully passed legislation expanding affordable housing, Medicaid coverage to senior citizens regardless of immigration status, and the creation of an elected school board in the City of Chicago. She now serves as Assistant Majority Leader.
for the 6th Congressional District
Congresswoman Marie Newman represents Chicago’s Southwest Side and surrounding suburbs after defeating an anti-choice, anti-immigrant, and anti-health care Democrat in 2020. After toppling a Chicago Machine dynasty, she became the first woman to represent Chicago’s Southwest Side and suburbs in Congress.
She currently serves on the House Small Business Committee, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Congressional Manufacturing Working Group, and the Congressional Progressive Caucus as Vice Chair for Communications. She is running to keep fighting for strong progressive values like universal health care, ambitious climate legislation, and ending corporate greed, and together we will keep IL06 blue come November.
for Illinois’ 8th District in Congress
Junaid Ahmed is a father, husband, community activist, and longtime Illinoisan. When he was a teenager, Junaid and his family immigrated to the United States with hope for a better life. They established themselves in Chicago, Illinois, where he watched his father juggle two full-time jobs while his mother worked tirelessly to take care of their family.
Inspired by his parent’s work ethic, Junaid began working when he was seventeen. He then graduated with his MBA from the University of Chicago and in 2007, started his own small business right here in Illinois’ 8th District. He’s spent the past decade organizing his community around universal healthcare and ending ICE detention centers across the state. Now, Junaid is running to represent Illinois’ 8th District in Congress so we can end corporate influence in Washington and put power back in our hands.
for IL State Senate District 25
Karina was born and raised by immigrant parents in the heart of the 25th State Senate district. She has fought tirelessly for her constituents since her first run for school board and has continued to flip two historically Republican districts when she ran for State Representative in the 49th and State Senate in the 25th. She has been a loud voice for underrepresented communities and continues to advocate for the needs of her constituents and all of Illinois.
for State Senate in IL 43
Rachel Ventura is a Will County Board member. A native of Joliet, she earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Benedictine University and a biology degree later from Tidewater. Before becoming a politician she worked as an actuarial analyst in California and later a naturalist in Georgia. She is a single mom of twin daughters, a climate activist, and currently running for State Senate in IL 43.
On the Will County Board, she secured long-term clean water for 800 families, spearheaded the hiring of a vaccine equity manager, and chairs the Public Health and Safety committee. She has pushed for greener policies like moving towards 100% renewable energy, creating a local food economy, and building the new Natural Gas Plant converting our landfill methane gas for natural gas transportation.
for IL State Representative District 49
Full-time legislator elected in 2020; founding member of the Kane and Kendall County chapter of Moms Demand Action; former president and current executive board member of the Batavia Mothers’ Club Foundation; teacher; B.A. in English from Colby College in Waterville, Maine; elementary and special education studies from University of Colorado, Denver.
Nicolas G. “Nico” Jimenez
for Kane County Clerk
Nico is a strong advocate for election integrity and will strive to conduct safe, secure, and accurate elections for the county. Born and raised in Kane County, Nico is passionate about bringing the community together and engaging with voters to get citizens involved in the electoral process. Support Nicolas G. “Nico” Jimenez for Kane County Clerk and help foster a healthy and robust democracy here in Kane County.
for County Board District 1
Myrna was elected Secretary of the IACBM Executive Board by a unanimous vote of her peers. Myrna is a proud daughter of Mexican immigrants and became the first latina appointed to the Kane County Board in 2006. She won her first election to the board in 2010. Myrna also serves on the IACBM Legislative Committee.
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