Rachel Ventura earned the endorsement of Southwest Suburban Activists (SWSA) and community leader, Sherry Williams on Thursday, October 31st. SWSA released the endorsement for Ventura and 7 other candidates with the following statement:
VENTURA RESPONDS TO FOSTER'S ATTENDANCE OF AIG CELEBRATION ON FLOOR OF HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE
A recent POLITICO article exposed a number of lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee who attended a celebration for the bailed out financial institution, AIG. Bill Foster attended the event and Rachel Ventura called him out in a Mother Jones article.
How can we ensure success in our future if we do not invest in our children? More importantly, if we don’t work towards an equitable education system, how will America close the wealth gap, remove racial disparities with respect to income, and creates a strong economy that works for everyone?
Rachel Ventura earned the endorsement of West Suburban Democratic Socialists of America (WSDSA) on Sunday, October 13th. The chapter voted unanimously to endorse Ventura and will be discussing a national level endorsement through their internal process. The only other campaign that this DSA chapter has endorsed is Bernie Sanders for President. WSDSA posted the following statement on their Facebook page after the Sunday endorsement vote:
Ventura Supports Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United and Create Publicly Funded Campaign Systems
I Support Rep. Adam Schiff’s Proposed Constitutional Amendment (H.J. Res. 57) to Overturn Citizen United and push for meaningful campaign finance reforms that prevent wealthy campaign contributors from buying off lawmakers.