United Working Families Announces 2018 Candidate Slate


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 Trump, Rauner, and Rahm are wreaking havoc on the working families of Chicago and Cook County, the UWF candidates will call for a bold new direction: aggressive public investment in public jobs and schools to break the cycle of violence, displacement, and unemployment.

United Working Families is endorsing Brandon Johnson for Cook County Commissioner 1st District and Delia Ramirez for State Representative in the Illinois 4th District. Both are first-time candidates of color with deep roots in labor and community fights to win a Chicago for the many, not the few.

WHO: Emma Tai, executive director of UWF, together with members and leaders from United Working Families and its affiliate organizations, and the 2018 United Working Families endorsed candidates:

  • Delia Ramirez (IL-4)
  • Brandon Johnson (Cook County-1)

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6th at 12:30 pm

WHERE: Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL




United Working Families is an independent political organization by and for the 99%. UWF affiliate members include: Action Now, Chicago Teachers Union, Cook County College Teachers Union, Grassroots Illinois Action, SEIU Healthcare Illinois Indiana, Warehouse Workers Organizing Committee, Workers United CMRJB, 22nd Ward IPO, 25th Ward IPO, and 33rd Ward Working Families.