Discourse / Letters / February 21, 2018

Letter to the Editor: Knox College Democrats endorse Daniel Biss and Litesa Wallace for governor and lieutenant governor respectively

Senator Biss’s tenure in the state Senate has been marked by a sense of pragmatic progressivism that will serve the state of Illinois well. His record as a state legislator of tackling Illinois’ pension crisis and regressive tax system and his support for universal health care, ranked choice voting, legalizing marijuana and a Student Loan Bill of Rights makes him the best choice for governor. His forward thinking on issues relating to technology and political reform make him stand out from other candidates.

State Representative Litesa Wallace was one of two candidates who attended the Knox Democrats’ forum held in January where she talked about her record as a strong champion for social justice in the state legislature. Wallace’s legislative accomplishments include a Foster Children’s Bill of Rights and a bill prohibiting sexual orientation or gender identity to be used as a murder defense.

Lastly, the Knox College Democrats commend Senator Biss and Representative Wallace for calling on Michael Madigan to resign from his position as Illinois Democratic Party Chairman. We encourage other Illinois Democrats to do the same. We additionally encourage Senator Biss, Representative Wallace and other Democrats, especially within the state House to call for Madigan’s resignation as Speaker of Illinois’ House of Representatives.


Sam Klingher

on behalf of the Knox College Democrats

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