Raja Endorsed by Citizen Action/Illinois, State’s Largest Public Interest Group
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., (January 25, 2016) — Today, U.S. House Democratic candidate Raja Krishnamoorthi announced the endorsement of Citizen Action/Illinois, the state’s largest public interest organization.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement from Citizen Action/Illinois, the largest public interest organization in Illinois that is devoted to supporting progressive causes and candidates such as myself,” Krishnamoorthi said. “It is clear that my message of helping working families reach and hold on to economic security is resonating with voters, and support from groups like Citizen Action/Illinois puts my campaign in a position to win.”
The endorsement follows key recent labor union support of Raja from the Amalgamated Transit Union, the United Steelworkers, the Ironworkers, Machinists, and Airline Pilots unions, along with the endorsement by the National Committee to Protect Social Security and Medicare. In addition to these groups backing Raja for Congress, Krishnamoorthi received the endorsement last week from Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois, as well as recent support from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer.
Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. The organization has been a leader in efforts to achieve lower utility rates, fair taxes, affordable and quality health care, insurance and campaign finance reform, and stronger environmental and food safety protections.
The son of immigrants, Raja grew up in Illinois. After college and law school, he became policy 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.
Citizen Action’s endorsement continues Raja’s strong momentum with less than two months to go until the March 15 election. More than 100 leaders and organizations are endorsing Raja. In addition to Sen. Durbin, House Democratic Leader Pelosi and House Democratic Whip Hoyer, Krishnamoorthi has earned the support of Former Senior Advisor to President Obama David Axelrod and Rep. Jan Schakowsky. Raja for Congress has labor backing from the Amalgamated Transit Union, Air Line Pilots Association, United Steelworkers, International Association of Ironworkers, Ironworkers Local 63, Illinois State Council of Machinists, International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 2, OPEIU Local 45, and Illinois Letter Carriers President Ken Christy.