2019 Early Endorsed Candidates

 L to R: Michael D. Rodríguez, Erika Wozniak Francis, Maria Hadden, Jeanette Taylor, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez, Rafael Yañez, Susan Sadlowski Garza.

L to R: Michael D. Rodríguez, Erika Wozniak Francis, Maria Hadden, Jeanette Taylor, Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez, Rafael Yañez, Susan Sadlowski Garza.

 
 

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United Working Families proudly endorses eight leaders from the frontlines of our struggle for public education, workers’ rights, affordable housing, and police accountability.

We forced Rahm Emanuel into early retirement. Now, we’re building a City Hall that will fight back against those who have profited from from skyrocketing violence, displacement, and unemployment.

Black and Latinx working families bore the brunt of Emanuel’s racist, pro-corporate economic agenda. Now is the time to win a different future and a city for the many, not the wealthy few.

Our 2019 early endorsed candidates are:

  • 10th Ward – Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza, a longtime Chicago Public Schools counselor and union activist who was first elected in 2015.

  • 15th Ward – Rafael Yañez, a Chicago Police Officer and community leader who has provided violence prevention services to thousands of young people.

  • 20th Ward – Jeanette Taylor, Dyett hunger striker and prominent parent organizer for equity in public education.

  • 22nd Ward – Michael D. Rodríguez, a longtime community organizer, nonprofit leader, and youth mentor.

  • 33rd Ward – Rossana Rodríguez Sanchez, an arts educator, affordable housing activist, and co-founder of the ward’s independent political organization.

  • 35th Ward – Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, former immigrant rights organizer elected in 2015 who has taken bold stances on city budget and police reform.

  • 46th Ward – Erika Wozniak Francis, a Chicago Teachers Union delegate and nationally-recognized Chicago Public Schools teacher.

  • 49th Ward – Maria Hadden, a nationally-recognized advocate for participatory budgeting and transparent democracy.