We are proud to support JB for his commitment to strengthening public education and services, respect for workers’ rights, and support for a progressive tax system.
For two decades, JB has been working to advance early childhood education, expand school breakfast programs, and fight back against bigotry and hatred. As Governor, we know he will continue standing up for our students from their first day of school through college graduation.
- JB respects workers and wants to work together to find solutions to our state’s problems.
- JB believes that to increase funding for our schools and services fairly, Illinois needs a progressive income tax where the wealthy pay at a higher rate than those who can least afford it.
- JB has pledged to protect our collective bargaining rights, pensions, and voice. We’re confident that JB, along with his running mate Juliana Stratton, will put working families first and put Illinois back on track.
Don’t forget – this is only the first of our endorsements for Election 2018. The IFT’s Political Action Committee (PAC) process is an opportunity for you to help determine the union’s endorsements for your representatives in Springfield and Washington, D.C. There are 18 regional PACs across the state that will use incumbent voting records, candidate responses to IFT questionnaires, and interviews to make recommendations. To learn more about the PAC process and see a schedule of upcoming meetings, go to https://www.ift-aft.org/legislative/political-action-committee.
(Local 943 will host the Region E PAC meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Union office, 15521 S. 70th Ct, Orland Park, IL. Candidates from House Districts 27, 28, 35, 36, 37 and 38 will be in attendance. All members are invited to attend.)
We look forward to continuing the conversation about Election 2018 and encourage you to get involved in your local’s efforts!
P.S. If you’re not registered to vote – or have recently moved or changed your name – go to https://www.ift-aft.org/vote/voter-information to register today!