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Former Kindergarten Student Tells Voters in Illinois' 6th CD: "Ms. Howland Stood Up for Me"
By: Howland for Congress 2018
I am a practicing Sikh, and when I was in kindergarten, a sixth grader knocked my turban off my head and made fun of me. Ms. Howland stood up for me. She suspended the boy who bullied me and showed other students that bullying is unacceptable.
That was 28 years ago, but the lesson stayed with me. Ms. Howland probably didn't realize the impact she'd have on me. She showed me that I can make my voice heard if I have the resolve. As an activist, I look back on that day as one of my most formative.
I'll proudly cast my ballot for Ms. Howland for Congress in Illinois' 6th District on Tuesday. She's touched my life and those of countless other students. She's exactly the person our district needs to represent us in Congress."
About Amanda: Amanda Howland is a two-term elected trustee at the College of Lake County, she won countywide and came in first out of six candidates in 2009 and first out of five candidates in 2015. 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 2017, Blue Sun and Dan Cohen conducted a poll in Illinois' 6th Congressional District, targeting likely voters in the Democratic primary poll showed that 46% of decided voters support Amanda.
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For more information: Amanda2018.com (http://www.amandahowlandforcongress.com/