History in Chicago

Current Events & News, Elections | 04/03/2019

Mimi Rodman
Executive Director

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

Our city made history last night. For the first time, Chicago’s mayor will be an African American woman. That step forward represents so much for Chicago and our country.

Stand looks forward to working with Mayor-elect Lightfoot during this transition and once she is sworn into office. Both candidates made education a priority of their campaigns, and we expect Mayor-elect Lightfoot to follow through on that commitment.

Because both candidates made education a central theme to their campaigns, Stand worked over the past few months to connect with Chicago voters. We wanted to learn about the education issues that matter most to them. And we wanted to hit the ground running when the new mayor takes office.

Stand’s field team knocked on doors, talked with parents and community members, and learned what they really care about.

These pictures and stats tell some of that story.

1,148: connections made in the field

9,220: number of doors knocked by Stand field team.

48,852: people reached through Stand’s targeted mail and digital efforts

Stay tuned for more in the coming days and weeks as we approach inauguration day.

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