Last night’s primary election brought big wins for Illinois kids.
Eleven of the twelve candidates that Stand for Children endorsed won last night! (See the full list here.) That brings the total count to 51 candidate victories since we started our elections work in late 2010.
Stand for Children got involved in Illinois politics because building better public schools means electing smart legislators who take courageous votes and strong stances on student-focused policy.
During the last four years, we have built a grassroots base to fuel this important work, and they showed up, spoke up, and stood up this election season! Stand’s volunteers and staff spent nearly 1000 hours during this bitter cold winter knocking on doors and calling voters. All in the name of strong schools.
If you believe in the power of parents and if you believe we need strong leaders in Springfield, then invest in our non-partisan work by donating $20, $40, $60 or the most you can afford as we move our focus to the General Election.
By supporting candidates like Democrat Christian Mitchell in Chicago or Republican Ron Sandack in DuPage County, Democrat Jaime Andrade or Republican Peter Breen, Stand-endorsed education champions are the key to creating a culture of high expectations in our state. We need legislators who will no longer allow a zip-code to dictate whether a child thrives or gets left behind.
We have a lot of problems in our state. From an outdated way that we fund our schools, to a system of haves and have-nots. Meanwhile, our kids are growing up and getting left behind. We’re sick of the status quo. We need courageous politicians who are willing to take the hard vote for kids.
Join us by donating today: https://www.stand.org/IllinoisPAC/donate
I am thrilled to be working with all of you to keep our vision of ensuring every child, no matter their background, graduates from high school prepared for college.
As always, standing with you,
P.S. See all the candidates who won here.
Paid for by Stand for Children IL PAC