I have spent the last two decades working as an organizer, fighting for progressive causes ranging from immigrant rights, fair taxation, and labor rights.
I began my career as an organizer working to pass instate tuition in Illinois. From there, I went on to found multiple organizations to recruit, train and support progressive candidates and candidates of color. I served as the director of We Are Wisconsin, the coalition group which led the campaign to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
I served as the campaign manager of A Better Illinois, which led the fight to pass a Fair Tax in Illinois, and I served as the founding director of United Working Families, which supported the campaign of Chuy Garcia and other progressive aldermanic candidates.
I am running because I believe we should expect our elected officials to not just share our core values, but to serve as leaders and organizers in our fights.
We are facing unprecedented attacks from opponents here in Illinois and in Washington D.C. I will fight every day to promote progressive and sensible policies that protect our residents and ensure fairness and equality for all Illinois residents.
Kristen has worked as an organizer for over 20 years fighting to promote our progressive values.
She was the founding director of United Working Families, helping to support the campaign of Chuy Garcia and other progressive candidates for alderman.
She was the campaign director of A Better Illinois, a coalition of organizations working for pass a Fair Tax in Illinois.
She led the signature gathering effort of 65K to place elected school board on the ballot in Chicago.
She served as the campaign manager for the recall efforts against Scott Walker when he and his right-wing corporate allies took away union rights from public employees.
She is the proud parent of two Chicago Public Schools graduates.
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