Chicago, IL, January 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Debra Silverstein, candidate for alderman in the 50th Ward, formally announced today endorsements by the Fraternal Order of Police and Citizen Action/Illinois.
The Fraternal Order of Police represents the rank and file Chicago police officers who patrol our streets and serve and protect our city.
Citizen Action/Illinois is the state’s largest public interest organization and a progressive political coalition committed to creating social change both in Illinois and across the nation.
Both endorsements were made following an extensive survey and interview process.
Silverstein said these endorsements represent another major step forward in their campaign to change the direction of the 50th Ward.
“The 50th Ward is among the cities most diverse. It’s going to take a diverse coalition of volunteers, community leaders, and organizations to bring about new leadership and that’s exactly what we’re doing. It is a tremendous honor to receive the endorsement of the organization that represents our Chicago police, the people who keep our streets safe, as well as Citizen Action/Illinois, who work tirelessly in pursuit of a innovative and progressive Democratic agenda,” she said.
The greater 50th Ward community’s leaders have rallied behind Silverstein’s campaign, including U.S. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, Illinois State Rep. Lou Lang, Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, and Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Commissioner and State Central Committeewoman Cynthia Santos.
Silverstein has been endorsed by Illinois’ leading Democratic organizations, including AFSCME Council 31, Chicago Federation of Labor, Citizen Action/Illinois, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Indo-American Democratic Organization, SEIU Illinois Council.
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