Nearly a year ago, WF33 members nominated one of our own, Rossana Rodriguez-Sanchez, to be our candidate for the 33rd Ward aldermanic seat.
Eleven months, two rounds of voting, and tens of thousands of knocked doors later, it’s official: The Board of Elections this afternoon certified Rossana for 33rd Ward Alderman’s victory. She will begin her term in May.
We stand in support of the Kimball Tenants Union and call on Stark Chicago, the owner of their building, to find a solution to keep these tenants in their homes.Read more
33rd Ward Working Families members joined our allies in the education justice movement to march from Ravenswood Manor Park to the home of state senate president John Cullerton to demand that he move the bill for an elected, representative school board in Chicago.Read more
In the March primaries, 71 percent of 33rd Ward voters said they wanted Illinois to lift the ban on rent control to address gentrification and displacement.
This win brought new momentum to the push to keep our neighborhoods affordable and challenge the interests of big developers.
An advisory referendum to lift the state ban on rent control in Illinois won by huge margins in the 33rd Ward, which includes the neighborhoods of Albany Park, Avondale, and Ravenswood Manor. 33rd Ward Working Families, a local independent political organization, put the referendum on the ballot and campaigned for its victory.