United Working Families plans to keep its operations going beyond Chicago's April 7 runoff election, the political progressive group announced at a Thursday evening rally.
"We intend to be very active at the ward level, and we will continue to recruit candidates," UWF's Executive Director Kristen Crowell told Aldertrack.
According to Aldertrack, UWF wants to be active in next year's election season and is also looking to establish committees in Chicago wards that would advocate for progressive city measures.
The group reports to having played a "vital role" in the "progressive change" seen in last month's election results in Chicago. The independent political organization, formed by the Chicago Teachers Union, SEIU* Healthcare, Action Now and Grassroots Illinois Action, is focused on electing progressive candidates to local office.
*The SEIU Illinois Council sponsors this website.