What a day! Election Day in Chicago saw a spirited last push from Stand for Children advocates and volunteers with their dedicated work to ensure that Mayor Rahm Emanuel got re-elected to another term in City Hall. On behalf of Stand for Children Illinois and our members across the city, I want to congratulate Mayor Emanuel on his victory. We look forward to working with him over the next four years to see that the education gains we have seen in Chicago are solidified and to improve education outcomes for all students.
As you know, the Stand for Children IL PAC endorsed Mayor Emanuel in January and its members were actively engaged in supporting his re-election. In his first term, Mayor Emanuel made difficult decisions that produced positive results for Chicago’s public schools.
I am particularly proud of the thousands of hours our members invested in our supporting the campaign efforts. Whether they were phone banking, canvassing, door knocking or otherwise reaching out to voters, Stand members were admirable representatives of our commitment to supporting education champions who support policies that put our students first.