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November 6, 2018

The United Working Families Party Committee proudly endorses the following candidates in the 2018 midterms:

  • Aaron Ammons for Champaign County Clerk. A union steward and community activist, Aaron Ammons is running for clerk in order to protect the voting rights of students, people of color, and working families from attacks by the corporate right. As a formerly incarcerated person, he is dedicated to ensuring that all people can participate in our democracy. Sign up to join our October 27 road trip to support Aaron!

  • Abdelnasser Rashid for 17th District Cook County Commissioner. UWF member Adbelnasser Rashid is an Arab-American Muslim, immigrant rights advocate, and board co-chair of Our Revolution Illinois. He is running against the GOP County Chair, a well-known Trump supporter and proponent of racist, anti-immigrant rhetoric. Sign up here to join our GOTV canvass on November 3.

  • Celina Villanueva for 21st District State Representative. UWF Party Committee delegate and current State Representative Celina Villanueva grew up in a working-class, immigrant family in Chicago. She is an active leader in the 22nd Ward Independent Political Organization, the longest-standing IPO in the city, and a former organizer for immigrant justice and automatic voter registration.

  • Brandon Johnson for 1st District Cook County Commissioner. A classroom teacher and labor leader, UWF member Brandon Johnson was endorsed early in the March primaries. Growing up in a proud union household, Brandon experienced firsthand the power of organized people and the devastating effects of public cuts when his father was laid off and his family lost their health insurance; he has fought tirelessly for working people ever since.

  • Delia Ramirez for 4th District State Representative. UWF member Delia Ramirez received an early endorsement in the March primaries. The daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, she led a successful social service agency and has helmed multi-racial coalitions for public education, criminal justice reform, and affordable housing.

  • Alma Anaya for 7th District Cook County Commissioner. Endorsed by UWF in the March primary elections, UWF member Alma Anaya grew up undocumented on the southeast side of Chicago. This summer, along with Delia Ramirez and Alderman Carlos Ramirez Rosa, Alma risked arrest on the U.S. border to protest the separation of migrant families and to join in the call to abolish ICE.

  • Aaron Ortiz for 1st District State Representative. UWF member Aaron Ortiz first became involved in 2015, when he interned for Rafael Yanez's campaign in the 15th Ward. A Chicago Teachers Union member and high school counselor, Aaron was endorsed by UWF in the March primaries and went on to take out a 27-year incumbent.

  Top, L to R: Brandon Johnson, Delia Ramirez, Alma Anaya, and Aaron Ortiz at UWF's Movement Leader Fellow Graduation in April 2018. Bottom, L to R: Aaron Ammons, Abdelnasser Rashid, and State Representative Celina Villanueva.

Top, L to R: Brandon Johnson, Delia Ramirez, Alma Anaya, and Aaron Ortiz at UWF's Movement Leader Fellow Graduation in April 2018. Bottom, L to R: Aaron Ammons, Abdelnasser Rashid, and State Representative Celina Villanueva.


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