The campaign to elect Ed Hershey organized a rally, Saturday February 7, at the National Museum of Mexican Art in the Pilsen neighborhood of the 25th Ward. Ed spoke, and then answered questions and comments from the audience. Afterwards, people shared light refreshments, while talking with Ed and with others who came to hear Ed.
The Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, AFT Local 4343, yesterday endorsed Ed Hershey in the election for 25th Ward Alderman. ChiACTS is the second Chicago teachers union to support Ed, the one candidate who stands for a working class fight, based on a working class policy.
Last night (Wednesday, January 14th), the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates, its ruling body, voted by a wide margin to endorse Ed Hershey in his race for 25th ward alderman. Teacher and Paraprofessional delegates, who each represent the school where they work, voted for a teacher who has stood up to fight for better schools in Chicago. Ed Hershey’s campaign will work to spread the message that working people have to fight for the schools, jobs and public services that they need.
December 17, some hundreds of students walked out of Lindblom to protest the killing of young black men by cops. They staged a "die-in" on the front plaza of this Chicago city high school in the West Englewood neighborhood.