Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Jan Schakowsky endorses Ira Silverstein

Our Congresswoman, Jan Schakowsky, has endorsed Ira Silverstein in his race for Democratic Committeeman of the 50th Ward. She did so in a recent appearance of the Northtown News Magazine which can be found on YouTube here.

During the show, Jan said:

When I make a decision about endorsing a candidate, this is because I think that candidate will help to advance the agenda, a progressive agenda, and the agenda of this community, and is really ready to work hard for the kinds of changes and improvements that we need. That's my only criteria.

Unfortunately, that's not such a high bar to meet in comparison to Ald. Stone. Stone really has been one of the worst Committeemen in the city. He rarely attends Democratic Party meetings, he's neglected voter registration in the Ward, and uses that fact (that his constituents aren't registered) when they come and ask for help from the ward office or city government. Stories of Stone's neglect have become legend around the neighborhood, and it seems that everyone has their "Stone ignored (or insulted) me" story.

Electing Ira Democratic Committeeman is the first step to returning balance and fairness to the Ward. As Jan said, "that looks like that will be a race, that will be a lively race."

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At November 14, 2007 3:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee what a surprise. Can Jan vote in this race...I think not she lives in Evanston.

Oh JS Your fired

At November 14, 2007 4:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno, I bet he'd would rather have Jan's endorsement than Bernie's!

At November 15, 2007 9:06 AM, Blogger Jay said...

I believe that Jan's endorsement is worth quite a bit more than Berny's, from a purely political perspective.

Jan has helped candidates win their races (just ask Cass' son! Jan doesn't live in Dan's district, either) and she has been effective in bringing other important endorsements to those she supports.

What has Berny done? He couldn't beat Lou, and, despite the threats to run someone against Ira, he couldn't find a single person willing to be his sacrificial lamb. It seems that Berny has lost the energy or will to be a factor in the political landscape.

At November 15, 2007 3:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I definitely think Cong. Schakowsky's endorsement matters. People listen to her. She listens to us. I liked what she had to say, and am proud that she's my Congressman.

At November 28, 2007 11:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most Moderate Voters are ashamed she's their REP.


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