Illinois Credit Union League Endorses Raja for Congress
SCHAUMBURG, IL. (April 18, 2016) —The Illinois Credit Union League is endorsing Raja Krishnamoorthi in this year’s open-seat race in the 8th congressional district of Illinois that includes northwest and west Chicago suburbs.
The endorsement underscores Raja’s commitment to stand up for the middle class and grow small businesses as he seeks to succeed Tammy Duckworth in Congress.
“Illinois credit unions support Raja for Congress given his strong background and knowledge of credit unions,” said Keith Sias, SVP of Governmental Affairs for the Illinois Credit Union League.
“I am honored to be endorsed by the credit unions,” Krishnamoorthi said. “Their motto of ‘people helping people’ is a key reason I am running for Congress. As a small businessman, and as the former Deputy Illinois Treasurer, I know what can help or hurt small business growth. Expanding and strengthening the middle class will be my top priority in Congress. Credit unions invest in our middle-class families. We need a Congress more attuned to the needs of the middle class and the institutions that truly serve them.”
Raja emerged victorious from the March 15 Democratic primary on a platform of fighting to protect and strengthen the middle class. He won nearly 60 percent of the vote in a three-candidate race and has been endorsed by his two primary opponents, State Senator Mike Noland and Villa Park President Deb Bullwinkel.
The son of immigrants, Raja grew up in Illinois. After college and law school, he became issues director for Barack Obama’s successful U.S. Senate campaign. He also served as a founding prosecutor in Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s anti-corruption unit.
A lifelong progressive, Raja is running for Congress to stand up for real action on climate change, equal pay for women, and sane gun laws. He is committed to fighting attempts by the Republican Congress to cut the Social Security and Medicare benefits his parents and millions of other Americans rely on.