After Chicago's Runoff Election, Progressives Talk Next Steps For Grassroots Movement

The grassroots, progressive movement that swept across Chicago this election cycle is just getting started, leaders with the United Working Families (UWF) organization said Wednesday.

Although progressive candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia fell short in Chicago's first-ever mayoral runoff election on Tuesday against incumbent Rahm Emanuel, the grassroots mobilization behind him sparked a new political movement in the city to build upon, UWF officials said Wednesday morning. They also pointed to several progressive victories at the aldermanic level.

Media Outlet: 
Progress Illinois
Author: 
Ellyn Fortino
Published Date: 
4/8/2015