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Northside Democracy For America endorses Amanda Howland for Illinois' 6th Congressional District
By: Howland for Congress 2018
Northside DFA has announced their endorsement of Amanda Howland. Carl Nyberg, Co-Chair of Northside DFA said, "Amanda Howland is running as the most progressive candidate in Illinois' Sixth Congressional District. She has a history of advocating for progressive causes and has served in local government. She will advocate for universal healthcare, protect the environment, fund education and support net neutrality. Democrats need to go beyond opposing bad conservative policies; they need to advocate for a positive agenda that will move the United States forward. Amanda Howland is the kind of new blood needed to kick DC Democrats in the ass and get them to advocate for the 99%, not just to figure out the most pragmatic configuration of lobbyists to make happy today."
Northside DFA is a progressive political organization that meets monthly. The mission of Northside DFA is to elect socially progressive, fiscally responsible and ethically committed Democrats to all levels of government. Northside DFA does this by getting members to volunteer on the campaigns of endorsed candidates. Northside DFA members are passionate about progressive politics and have the political experience it takes to win elections. A number of Northside DFA members have gone on to become elected officials. Northside DFA is affiliated with Democracy For America, a national political organization based in Burlington, Vermont that grew out of Howard Dean's 2004 campaign for President.
Howland has previously been endorsed by State Rep. Will Guzzardi.
Amanda Howland is a two-term elected trustee at the College of Lake County. She is an attorney, former special education teacher and administrator, a 2011 graduate of Loretta Durbin's Illinois Women's Institute for Leadership, and cancer survivor. Amanda has lived in Lake Zurich with her husband for more than 20 years. Her law practice is devoted to mediation, civil rights, and employment law. She is a nationally ranked gymnastics judge, longtime member of the Sierra Club, and member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.
In August 2018, Blue Sun and Dan Cohen conducted a poll in Illinois' 6th Congressional District, targeting likely voters in the Democratic primary. Only one candidate had a base: Amanda Howland. The poll showed that 46% of decided voters support Amanda - telling us that she is undoubtedly the candidate to beat. Amanda is a proven vote-getter. In her two elections for College of Lake County Trustee, she won countywide and came in first out of six candidates in 2009 and first out of five candidates in 2015. Additionally, Amanda continues to receive widespread support on social media, with nearly 4,000 likes on her Facebook page. Her posts regularly reach over 15,000 people, and her launch video has been viewed upwards of 100,000 times across platforms. These factors combined have given Amanda incredible name recognition in the district.
For more information visit: Amanda2018.com (http://www.amandahowlandforcongress.com/