Ventura said, “We’ve had an era of fossil fuels, of big energy, and poor policy. Brown skies, lead filled drinking waters, and unprecedented species extinction. We’ve rolled back EPA regulations, sold off our public lands, fracked, pillaged and polluted our waters and air. That Era is over. Today we enter a new era.”
“We need people like Rachel Ventura who have already fought for changes at the local level to step up and bring their leadership skills to Washington D.C., where the fossil fuel industry has bought enough members of congress to continue writing legislation,” said Shannon. “She is going to be a fighter that this generation and the next can believe in.”
RACHEL VENTURA ENGAGES ACTIVISTS AND SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS DURING LIVELY DISCUSSION OVER THE TOPIC OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
Rachel Ventura held an engaging round table discussion on the topic of criminal justice reform on Thursday, Sept. 12th at the downtown Joliet Library. About 40 people, largely an African American crowd, attended the event. At times audience members injected their opinions on various topics. The purpose of the event was to include activists, community leaders, experts and audience members in a discussion before drafting her final platform position. Topics for the 2-hour discussion ranged from re-entry to economic disparity, and the use of private prisons and prison labor. While not a focus, many panelists also discussed education system reforms.
WILL COUNTY PROGRESSIVES ENDORSES RACHEL VENTURA FOR CONGRESS IN ILLINOIS' 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT PRIMARY RACE
“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."
Illinois’ 11th Congressional District - Crossroads of America, where the epicenter fights for economic and environmental justice and makes a compelling case for the Green New Deal.
Will County is effectively the "dumping grounds" for Chicago's dirty energy industry and garbage. Will County is home to two coal plants, two refineries and one nuclear power plant. We store the things America buys and we expose ourselves to higher level toxins so we can power the region and fuel transportation needs.
The recent shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH emphasize the need for the U.S. Congress to move beyond thoughts and prayers. These two shootings, along with the 2,128 other mass shootings we have had, depict a crumbling society rooted in a moral crisis. My heart goes out to the victims and families of this senseless tragedy. As a mother, I will fight for a strong, more effective approach.
Ventura, a self-described Progressive Democrat elected to the board in November, said in a press release she began considering a primary challenge against the five-term incumbent after meeting with him several months ago as part of an Our Revolution-organized effort to persuade Foster to support Medicare for All.
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