Trivia for the People – Important Info for Teams!

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Important Needs and Reminders: If your org is paying for your team, please purchase your team registration here or bring a check on Thursday. As of July 6, teams that still need to pay for registration are: 10th Ward Troublemakers Bridge Over Trivial Waters Fire Rahm? YUP! Fired Up to Fire Rahm GIA: Geniuses In Action Lucy’s Rebels Pizza Club Supreme … Read More

Emma TaiTrivia for the People – Important Info for Teams!

In the Trump era, working people need a real political alternative.

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Bosses around the country–including the billionaire in Springfield and the con man in DC–are celebrating today’s decision by the Trump Supreme Court. The Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31 case was designed to weaken the political power of working people. Underwritten by the wealthiest members of our rigged economy, Janus is a craven attack on the ability of workers to fight for good jobs and … Read More

Emma TaiIn the Trump era, working people need a real political alternative.

What you can do.

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My first child turns five months old next week. I hold him tighter as I watch families being detained, separated, and lost to each other on the U.S. border. It is monstrous to separate children from parents who have brought them to this country with the dream of a better life. Keeping families together while locked in cages is wholly … Read More

Emma TaiWhat you can do.

Ed Sadlowski, 1938-2018

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¡Presente!  Steelworker and union leader Ed Sadlowski – September 10, 1938 – June 10, 2018 As a rank-and-file union activist and working class labor leader, Ed Sadlowski led from a place of profound respect and love for his fellow workers. Sadlowski and the Steelworkers Fight Back movement that he helped lead laid out a vision for democratic, militant unionism, rooted in our communities that has inspired many … Read More

Emma TaiEd Sadlowski, 1938-2018

Guest post by Rod Wilson: Is your rent too high?

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Tell your legislators today that working families deserve rent control. This winter, we talked to thousands of voters about the need for rent control in our city and state and we heard it over and over again – people are struggling to keep up with rising rents. In nine wards across the city, voters were asked if we should lift … Read More

Emma TaiGuest post by Rod Wilson: Is your rent too high?

Guest post by Candis Castillo: Black Women Lead.

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Working for Delia Ramirez was my first experience managing an electoral campaign. I saw firsthand how powerful it is to have women of color who come from our movements in leadership on the campaign trail–a role that is traditionally dominated by white men. As a Black woman coming from the labor movement, I’m passionate about growing the next generation of … Read More

Emma TaiGuest post by Candis Castillo: Black Women Lead.

This May Day, support working-class politics.

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This May Day, help us build the political power of working people. Last month, United Working Families slate of first-time Black and Latinx candidates was victorious in the Illinois primaries. Not only that, but our first class of Movement Leader Fellows–young people of color from the rank and file of our movements–were trained and placed on successful campaigns where they … Read More

Emma TaiThis May Day, support working-class politics.

Guest post by Aaron Ortiz: I got my start with UWF.

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Three years ago, I participated in the United Working Families Fellowship, where I learned how to knock on doors and have real conversations with my neighbors. It helped me realize that I have what it takes to run for office. Just last month, I fought and won against one of the most powerful machines in the state. During this past election … Read More

Emma TaiGuest post by Aaron Ortiz: I got my start with UWF.

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On March 20, voters came out in force for our UWF slate of candidates – Brandon Johnson and Alma Anaya for Cook County Commissioner seats, and Delia Ramirez and Aaron Ortiz for State Representative. They are all first time candidates, young people of color who have been active in movements for education justice, immigrant rights, and more.  It was a stunning … Read More

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STATEMENT: People-Powered Victories a “Warning Shot” for Complacent Dems in 2019, 2020

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CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF), on the victories of UWF-endorsed candidates in today’s primary elections: Brandon Johnson (Cook County 1), Delia Ramirez (IL House 4), Aaron Ortiz (IL House 1), and Alma Anaya (Cook County 7). “Today, voters came out in force for movement candidates Brandon Johnson, Delia Ramirez, Aaron Ortiz, and … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: People-Powered Victories a “Warning Shot” for Complacent Dems in 2019, 2020