Jim Walz received the endorsement of the Will County Progressives, earning the support of their over 500 grassroots members, through a a commitment to a true Progressive Platform.
The group announced their support at a February meeting, citing Walz’s dedication and work ethic to forward policies that benefit working families and his pledge to be a true representative of the people of the district.
Jim Walz has already knocked on over 5,000 doors and spoken at over 40 events, spreading the Progressive message of fiscal responsibility through a “People First” platform that provides relief to working families while ending the status quo currently favored by Washington politicians.
“Every day I speak to neighbors here in the district and they share their personal stories about struggling to make ends meet and feeling like they are not being heard,” remarked Walz.
“Gaining the support of a group like the Will County Progressives is humbling because they are dedicated and willing to do the hard work to help bring about the changes we need both here at home and in Washington. I could not be more proud to earn their endorsement.”
Since announcing his candidacy in August of 2016, Walz has earned the endorsement of grassroots members from the Illinois Berniecrats, the Progressives of Kane County, and the Dekalb Area Progressives. He now adds the Will County Progressives to this list for a combined total of over 2,500 member support across the entire district.
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About Jim Walz
Jim Walz (www.jimwalzforcongress.com) earned the Democratic nomination in 2016 through the support of working families because of his platform that puts the needs of working families first. He is a true Progressive candidate working to end the corrupting influence of money in politics and be a champion of policies that lower taxes and the high costs of healthcare in a responsible way that favors average Americans, not global corporations. Today, his campaign enjoys bi-partisan support from grassroots groups and citizens across the Western collar counties that comprise the 14th Congressional District.
About the Will County Progressives
The Will County Progressives (www.willcountyprogressives.org) developed out of a shared vision for social justice, equal opportunity, community investment, and a sustainable future. Inspired by the Bernie Sanders campaign, the organization began as a group of volunteers for the Sanders Joliet field office during the Illinois primary election and take pride in the fact we helped Sanders win in Will County and continue our work at the local level.