The folks at CTU are calling out Stand For Children for giving a total in $70,000 in campaign donations to the young, good looking candidates running against Rudy Lozano (21st District) and Kenny Johnson (26th District) in the March 20 primary. The Stand candidates are Silvana Tabares (D – 21) and Christian Mitchell (D - 26). See what I mean? Question is whether Lozano and Johnson are any good, and of course how much CTU has given them. Campaign donations are not illegal yet, far as I know. To see the full slate of 11 candidates Stand IL has endorsed thus far go here. To see the CTU Action alert, scroll down.
Stand for Children—the union busting organization that’s being bankrolled by billionaires claim they know what’s best for children in Chicago.
Last July, Stands National Director infamouslyboasted in a talk at the Aspen Institute, that hebought politicians in Illinois to get their bad-for-students, union busting legislation passed.
Stand for Children is also a strong supporter of the turn-around process that Chicago Public Schools uses to dismantle and destroy neighborhood schools, displacing our students and members.
Stand wants to make sure that CTU endorsed candidates Rudy Lozano (21st District) and Kenny Johnson (26th District) don’t win. They have endorsed their opponents and bankrolled their campaigns with a combined total of $70,000.
You can help beat back Stand for Children by doing 3 things:
1. Vote for Rudy and Kenny
2. Tell your friends and family to vote for Rudy and Kenny
3. Volunteer this weekend and Election Day to help us Get Out The Vote
To Volunteer for Rudy
Please help Get Out The Vote this weekend. We need you to volunteer for Rudy's campaign and canvass Saturday or Sunday after 12 noon and on Election Day—Tuesday March 20, 2012 5:30-6:00 p.m. We would like you to report to 4425 South Harlem Avenue, Stickney, Illinois (walk to the entrance in the back of the building to inquire about your assignment).
To Volunteer for Kenny
Please help Get Out The Vote this weekend. We need you to canvass Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and on Election Day—Tuesday March 20, 2012 5:30-6:00 p.m. Meet at Kenny’s office 1011 East 43rd St. Chicago, Illinois.
Stacy Davis Gates
CTU Political Director