Weekly canvasses for UWF-endorsed candidates

Kate BarthelmeNews

There’s no better way to win elections and build our movement than by having one-to-one conversations with our neighbors. Can you spend a Saturday out talking to voters and helping build a Chicago for the many, not the few? 

Kate BarthelmeWeekly canvasses for UWF-endorsed candidates

United Working Families Adds Endorsements to 2018 Candidate Slate

Kate BarthelmeNews

United Working Families adds the endorsement of two more movement candidates, who are ready to build for the many and take on the Rahm, Rauner, and Trump agenda, to our 2018 Candidate Slate. 

Kate BarthelmeUnited Working Families Adds Endorsements to 2018 Candidate Slate

UWF STATEMENT: No Surprises from Rauner and Trump; Real Question is What Dems Will Do

Emma TaiNews

CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF), on Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address: “Just one day after Donald Trump’s State of the Union address, here comes Bruce Rauner with more of the same. Slapping a new catchphrase on schemes that help the rich get richer is no bold idea. “Rauner, … Read More

Emma TaiUWF STATEMENT: No Surprises from Rauner and Trump; Real Question is What Dems Will Do

Meet Political Director Jason Lee!

Emma TaiNews

We are thrilled to welcome Jason Lee as our new Political Director for United Working Families. Jason is no stranger to UWF, having worked as a regional field director for UWF on Chicago’s west side in the 2015 city elections. Since that time, he has engaged tens of thousands of AFSCME members in key elections in New Jersey, Nevada, and … Read More

Emma TaiMeet Political Director Jason Lee!

Meet Director of New Organizing Kate Barthelme!

Emma TaiNews

We are thrilled to announce that Kate Barthelme will be joining United Working Families as our first Director of New Organizing! Kate was a founding member of a successful all-volunteer independent political organization in Albany Park following the 2015 elections, and comes to us with almost twenty years of political and organizing experience. Read more about her story in her … Read More

Emma TaiMeet Director of New Organizing Kate Barthelme!

United Working Families Announces 2018 Candidate Slate

Emma TaiNews

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   United Working Families Announces 2018 Candidate Slate Movement Candidates Ready to Take on Trump, Rauner   WHAT: United Working Families (UWF), an independent political organization by and for the 99% backed by progressive labor and community organizations, will announce their slate of candidates for the 2018 March primaries. At a time when the combined policies of … Read More

Emma TaiUnited Working Families Announces 2018 Candidate Slate

Meet Organizing Director Candis Castillo!

Emma TaiNews

We are so excited to announce that Candis Castillo will be joining United Working Families as our first Organizing Director! Candis, a daughter of Chicago’s south side, is a proven and passionate labor leader. Read more about her story in her own words here: I grew up in the Roseland neighborhood of Chicago. My grandparents, who lived next door, were … Read More

Emma TaiMeet Organizing Director Candis Castillo!

UPDATED! Strategic Priorities Resolution

Emma TaiNews

Below is the strategic priorities resolution with the amendments adopted by the November 4 convention. Additional edits to the full platform and points of unity based on recommendations from the convention are currently being made by party leadership. Guided by: The need to win the political and governing power necessary to win a city and state that provides for the many, … Read More

Emma TaiUPDATED! Strategic Priorities Resolution

Welcome our new at-large delegates!

Emma TaiNews

At the November 4 convention, we elected our first six at-large delegates to the United Working Families Party committee. Read their candidate statements below! —————— Candidate Name: Roberto Clack Preferred Gender Pronoun: He Race/Ethnicity: Mexican-American Latino Bio – Who are you? Orginally from a working class community and union family in Joliet, Illinois, Roberto has been an organizer for over a decade … Read More

Emma TaiWelcome our new at-large delegates!

Strategic Priorities Resolution

Emma TaiNews

**Below is the resolution that the party committee will present to the convention for amendment and debate at the convention on Saturday** Guided by: The need to win the political and governing power necessary to win a city and state that provides for the many, not the few. Recognizing: That the pathway to securing this political power lies with the … Read More

Emma TaiStrategic Priorities Resolution