Stand for Children IL PAC Endorsements

Current Events & News, Elections | 02/11/2016

Mimi Rodman
Executive Director

As Executive Director, Mimi guides the strategy and policy work at Stand for Children Illinois.

It's getting to be that time of year again…election time! In just over a month, Illinoisans will cast their votes for our state’s primary election.

You know that Stand for Children works with parents, and you know that we fight for smart education policies in Springfield. Did you know that we also endorse candidates for office through our political action committee?

We do this because Illinois needs smart, effective laws that will improve our schools. That means we need education champions in Springfield who are going to keep the well-being of ALL Illinois kids ahead of partisan politics, 100 percent of the time. Stand for Children IL PAC endorses only in contested races. Any candidate in a contested state House or Senate election was eligible for consideration of endorsement.

Here are the seven candidates for the General Assembly we are endorsing in the March 15 primary.

When we look for strong candidates for office, we support candidates who believe in these tenets to building better public schools:

Every child deserves an education system with fair funding.
Every child deserves a 21st century education.
Every child deserves an excellent teacher.
Every child deserves high-quality public school options.

We just completed a rigorous endorsement process that included several Stand for Children parent leaders, and are thrilled to support these candidates for the State House & Senate.

Take a look, and if a candidate is running in your district; I urge you to give them your vote. If they aren't, I encourage you to ask your local candidates about their education policies and to keep that information top of mind as you enter the voting booth on March 15 to cast your ballot.

 

(Paid for by Stand for Children IL PAC)

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