Chicago Progressive Democrats of America endorse Green Jeremy Karpen for State Rep
September 28, 2010 in Local Elections
Hat tip to Ross Levin at Independent Political Report:
Calling Jeremy an “advocate for Single Payer health care” and proclaiming that he will be “the progressive voice in the Illinois General Assembly,” the Chicago Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) announced their support of Jeremy’s campaign this week.
“This is fantastic news,” said Jeremy. “The progressive movement in Illinois has been taken for granted by the Democratic Party. I think it takes a lot of courage and principled commitment to the movement for Chicago PDA to look beyond party labels and support a Green.”
“My team and I have been going door-to-door six days a week for 4 months now. So far, we’ve knocked on 4500 doors and met with 1500 voters in the community.”
“This campaign isn’t about connections and big money. It’s about people coming together to break the corruption in Chicago and deadlock in Springfield. Regular people can run for office and win.”
“I hope the support of PDA encourages more progressives to come and lend a hand regardless of political affiliation.”