From Adam Andrzejewski of For the Good of Illinois
One month ago, For the Good of Illinois returned to promote self-governance in Illinois by engaging, educating, and empowering citizens to demand limited, accountable, and transparent government of, by, and for the people.
As part of this mission, we launched For the Good of Illinois PAC to allow our members to support viable candidates at the state level who believe in the principles of limited, accountable, and transparent government.
One of our first candidates, Cedra Crenshaw, quickly became the target of the Chicago Machine. Cedra’s opponent, Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi (IL-43rd), unleashed top election lawyer, Michael Kasper, to unjustly knock Cedra off the ballot on a 2-1 party line vote by the Will County Board of Elections.
For the Good of Illinois and our members quickly took action…
- Protests were held outside Sen. Wilhelmi’s office.
- Gov. Quinn and Sen. Wilhelmi were confronted face-to-face.
- Supporters stood by Cedra during court appearances.
- Article after article appeared in the Tribune and local papers.
- Several blogs appeared on Red State and Big Government.
- During an appearance on Hannity, Andrew Breitbart discussed Cedra’s race.
- Cedra made several radio appearances including WLS and WIND.
- Cedra also appeared on WGN and Fox & Friends.
We are pleased to announce that your hard work paid off. On July 21, 2010, a Will County judge overturned the Will County Electoral Board – placing Cedra back on the ballot. You took on the Chicago Machine and won.
Together, we’ve made a commitment to end the culture of corruption, which is fueled by failed political parties, patronage armies, and gerrymandered political fiefdoms.
Illinois’ transformation will not happen over night, and it won’t happen by the hand of any one man or one woman – but by the united actions of all of us. Cedra stepped forward when no one else would. She dared to be a hero for her children and the people of Illinois. You stood with her to take on the Machine. In the end, the good guys won.
Hear Cedra tell her story….
It is now time to send a message by ensuring that Cedra wins in November. Ending Sen Wilhelmi’s political career and the careers of his Democrat cronies is the first step to taking back our state.
The need has never been greater. The people of Illinois have never been more willing.
Are you ready for a new day in Illinois?
Adam Andrzejewski, For the Good of Illinois