Grassroots Illinois Action Announces Endorsements for Chicago Municipal Elections

Community Outrage Over Rubber-Stamp City Council and Unaccountable School Board Fueling Aldermanic Races in Wards Across City. Neighborhood Leaders Give Support to Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia in Bid to Unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Grassroots Illinois Action (GIA) will hold a press conference tomorrow to announce their endorsement of Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia for Mayor of Chicago and twenty-one Aldermanic candidates “ready to fight for working families and invest in Chicago’s neighborhoods.”

The endorsement press conference will be held Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 11:15 a.m., at  Grace Episcopal Church, 637 S Dearborn, in Chicago, 1st Floor

GIA said after years of seeing their communities ignored by Mayor Emanuel, progressive leaders and neighborhood champions are stepping up to make their voices heard. This new slate of candidates comes from communities that have been devastated by the destructive policies of the last four years. Standing behind these candidates are everyday Chicagoans who are coming together to demand a real say in our children’s education, and a responsible City Council that listens to neighborhood residents, not just downtown dollars.  In this dynamic political moment, Grassroots Illinois Action is proud to lend its support to candidates that so closely share our values.

Attending the press conference are Mayoral Candidate Jesus Garcia, Aldermanic Candidates, Community Leaders, and Neighborhood residents who have been impacted by Mayor Emanuel’s policies of community disinvestment.

For more information, contact Nathan Ryan 920-445-3920,

About Grassroots Illinois Action:

Grassroots Illinois Action unites working families in an effort to build real independent political power in and for our communities. We can build the power to elect Progressive champions who will fight for our communities and defeat those who would close schools, cut good jobs, slash human services, and dismantle affordable housing. We can change the political landscape and shift our city and state’s priorities. Together we can pursue a vision that values all of our residents, all of our neighborhoods.