UPDATED! Strategic Priorities Resolution

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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!

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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

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**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

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Convention Agenda

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UWF Membership Convention Saturday, November 4 AGENDA   Purpose: The purpose of the United Working Families membership convention is to convene the highest governing body of the party to make decisions about strategy and leadership for the coming year.   Outcomes: At-large delegates elected to the Party Committee Evaluation, debate, and vote on strategic organizing and political priorities for 2018-2019 … Read More

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Important Info on the 2017 Convention

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1. The convention will elect at-large delegates to the party committee. Six at-large delegate seats are open. At-large delegates to the party committee serve as board members for United Working Families, meeting monthly to advance the work of the organization. Candidates will give brief remarks and be elected by the membership at the November 4 convention. Click here to nominate … Read More

Emma TaiImportant Info on the 2017 Convention

STATEMENT: Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Priorities Pushing Black, Latino, Working Families Out of Chicago

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CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF) on Mayor Emanuel’s budget address. “Mayor Emanuel’s budget speaks to his vision of Chicago: a tale of two cities, one for the wealthy and connected and one for the rest of us. “This is a Mayor who cuts from our children’s education in order to … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Mayor Emanuel’s Budget Priorities Pushing Black, Latino, Working Families Out of Chicago

STATEMENT: Labor Day Violence Raises Questions About Efficacy of More Police

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families (UWF) on Chicago’s Labor Day weekend violence. “As the summer comes to an end, media outlets report that 30 people were shot this Labor Day weekend, adding to the growing number of shootings and homicides in 2017. Our thoughts and … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Labor Day Violence Raises Questions About Efficacy of More Police

STATEMENT: Governor Rauner Continues to Demonstrate he Only Governs for the 1%

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2017 CHICAGO- Following is the statement of Emma Tai, Executive Director of United Working Families following Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 81, legislation to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 by 2022. “Over the past thirty years, the income gap between the 1% and the rest of us has doubled and … Read More

Emma TaiSTATEMENT: Governor Rauner Continues to Demonstrate he Only Governs for the 1%

United Working Families is hiring!

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We are an independent political organization by and for the 99%. Funded completely by working-class people and their organizations—labor unions, community groups, and committed individuals—UWF represents over 100,000 working people across Illinois. UWF combines the experience, resources, and mass base of organized labor with the energy and innovation of the grassroots to recruit, train, and run candidates, and to build … Read More

Emma TaiUnited Working Families is hiring!

Charlottesville and Chicago

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It’s not news, but it bears repeating: white supremacy is alive and well in America. Our thoughts and prayers are with our sisters and brothers who were killed and injured by racist terrorists in Charlottesville this weekend. If you can, please contribute to funds to assist with their medical costs. Yet our rage and sorrow go unanswered in the political response … Read More

Emma TaiCharlottesville and Chicago