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Will County Progressives endorse Rachel Ventura for Congress ILL 11th Cong. Dist.

9/17/2019, 8:29 p.m.
A Local Our Revolution Chapter, Will County Progressives (WCP), voted to endorse progressive democrat, Rachel Ventura in the race for ...

A Local Our Revolution Chapter, Will County Progressives (WCP), voted to endorse progressive democrat, Rachel Ventura in the race for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 11th Congressional District. Following the endorsement interview and unanimous vote, WCP's Chairwoman, Suzanna Ibarra shared the following statement:

“Rachel has been a strong, clear voice for working people here in Will County. She has been one of the leaders advocating for change at the county board level. Will County Progressives endorsed Ventura's grassroots campaign in 2018 and was part of her upset victory back then. We look forward to working hard to get her to Washington. We trust fully that Rachel will fight hard for Improved Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, and getting corporate interest money out of politics.”

Ventura, who has also earned the endorsement of other Our Revolution organization such as Progressives of Kane County (PKC) and Buffalo Grove, said, “It feels good to receive the endorsement from those who I have worked closest with over the past two years. They know me well and they know I will fight hard to change our political and economic systems so they work for everyone, not just the wealthy few."

Rachel Ventura (D-Joliet) is the progressive democrat challenging U.S. Representative, Bill Foster (D-Naperville). Ventura is a resident of Joliet, IL and the mother of twin daughters. She is an elected official serving on the Will County Board, and is employed as the Business Director for Legendary Games. The Democratic Primary Election between Ventura and Foster will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Ventura is challenging incumbent Congressman Bill Foster (D) for the 11th Congressional District seat.