United Working Families is growing! At July's Party Committee meeting, delegates voted to accept the affiliation of the Illinois Nurses Association. INA joins United Electrical Workers Western Region, Warehouse Workers Organizing Committee, and People United for Action as new member organizations that have affiliated in just the last year!
This growth is a testament to the strength of our vision. We're fighting for a city and a state for the many, not the few. And we'll win it only by building the independent political alternative we need: a people-powered organization that recruits, elects, and supports leaders who come from the rank-and-file of our movements.
Building off of our momentum from this spring, when we were undefeated with a slate of Black and Latinx primary candidates from the ranks of our movements, we've continued to grow this summer:
- We sent two endorsed candidates from the 2018 primaries, Alma Anaya and Delia Ramirez, along with at-large delegate and Chicago alderman Carlos Rosa, to the border to fight the separation of migrant families and the criminalization of people of color.
- We launched our first-ever South Side Summer Organizing Institute with teachers and healthcare workers from our rank-and-file.
- We held a second Movement Leader Camp, training over 50 people, the majority of them women and people of color, in the skills they need to run for office, manage campaigns, and organize local chapters.
- We raised over $30,000 at our first-ever Trivia for the People summer fundraiser!
And we're just getting started. Join us at our membership convention on September 22 as we chart our next steps to win a city and state for the many, not the few.
What: United Working Families Membership Convention
When: Saturday, September 22, 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 W. Carroll Ave, Chicago, IL