WEST SUBURBAN INDIVISIBLE GROUPS ENDORSE ABDELNASSER RASHID
Indivisible Groups of La Grange/La Grange Park and Western Springs & Surrounding Communities in the 17th District rally behind true progressive candidate for Cook County Commissioner
La Grange Park, IL – The Indivisible groups of La Grange/La Grange Park and Western Springs & Surrounding Communities are joining their neighboring Indivisible group in Brookfield and formally announcing their endorsement of Abdelnasser Rashid for Commissioner of the Cook County Board in the 17th District. Mr. Rashid, a progressive candidate, is running to unseat first-term Republican and County Chairman Sean Morrison in the November 6, 2018 midterm election.
A Palestinian-American, husband, father of two daughters and resident of Justice, Mr. Rashid advocates for a fair property tax system, affordable and quality health care, workers’ rights, and good government. Mr. Rashid holds a degree from Harvard University and currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Cook County Clerk David Orr.
“Change begins at the local level. Progressives all across the country are supporting candidates for local office,” said Jim Longino, member of Indivisible Western Springs. “We’re proud to be contributing to the movement by supporting one of our own in our community who supports polices around livable wages, benefits for workers and immigrant civil rights. We wholeheartedly endorse Abdelnasser Rashid for Cook County Commissioner.”
“Our communities need leaders who will fight for equality, justice and inclusiveness. Cook County is a cross-section of American society, and as Commissioner, Mr. Rashid will serve the interests of all residents, not just those of means and influence,” said Lara Taylor, member of Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park. “Mr. Rashid is someone who understands our community’s needs and we are proud to support him in his endeavor to bring true Democratic values back to the 17th District.”
As part of the collective Indivisible Illinois network, the missions of the Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park and Western Springs groups is to fuel a grassroots movement to defeat the Trump agenda by electing progressive leaders and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, more than 5,900 local groups – at least two in every congressional district – are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their elected officials accountable.
“I am honored to receive the endorsements of Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park and Indivisible Western Springs,” remarked Abdelnasser Rashid. “They are on the front lines fighting back against Trump’s agenda and know first-hand the importance of electing leaders who will represent everyone – not corporations and special interests. I am humbled by their support and am proud to have them by my side as we fight for healthcare and fair wages for working families.”
Mr. Rashid’s candidacy represents a wave of voter enthusiasm for fresh and forward-thinking politics. In the Democratic primary election, he won nearly twice as many votes as the incumbent won in the Republican primary.
As part of its endorsement of Mr. Rashid, Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park and Indivisible Western Springs – along with Indivisible Brookfield, which endorsed Mr. Rashid this past summer – will continue to actively promote opportunities to support and volunteer for the campaign to their membership bases – collectively comprising nearly 2,000 members – and constituents.
ABOUT THE INDIVISIBLE MOVEMENT:
The Indivisible Project is a registered 501c(4) nonprofit. As part of the collective Indivisible Illinois network, the mission of the Indivisible Brookfield, Indivisible La Grange/La Grange Park and Indivisible Western Springs groups is to fuel a grassroots movement to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders and realize bold progressive policies. Across the nation, more than 5,900 local groups – at least two in every congressional district – are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable.
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