33rd Ward Working Families is pleased to issue solidarity endorsements to Delia Ramirez for State Representative (District 4) and Brandon Johnson for Cook County Commissioner (District 1), two movement-backed candidates seeking office in Chicago.
Delia Ramirez is a social service director, community leader, and coalition builder. A daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, Delia still resides on the same block where she grew up, in Humboldt Park. Delia served as board president of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, co-founded the Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON) legal clinic for immigrant families at her church in 2004, and is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University.
Delia stands for fully-funded public schools, an elected school board, a Medicare-for-all healthcare system in Illinois, and a $15 minimum wage.
Brandon Johnson is a classroom teacher, organizer, and well-known face in Chicago's education justice movement. Brandon organized for the landmark teachers' strike, fought the onslaught of closings and privatization in Black and Latino schools, and led the 2015 political field campaigns that forced an historic mayoral runoff in the city of Chicago.
Brandon is fighting for an elected representative school board, stronger oversight of private charter operators, more funding for public schools to address trauma and health care services including mental health and an elimination of tax breaks and slush funds for the 1%.
Brandon and Delia have both been endorsed by the city-wide United Working Families.