Christian Mitchell is running for Illinois State Representative in the 26th District located in Chicago. His campaign continues to gain strong momentum as Mitchell receives another major endorsement. This time Mitchell has been endorsed by the Sierra Club, America’s largest and most influential grass-roots environmental organization.
“Throughout his career, Christian Mitchell has worked to bring the economic and environmental benefits of the clean energy economy to Chicago,” said Jack Darin, director of the Sierra Club, Illinois Chapter. “He knows what it takes to turn good ideas into effective legislation, as he did with the Urban Weatherization Initiative that reduces energy costs for homeowners and creates jobs. Christian has worked with residents, elected officials and agencies like the EPA to protect the environment. That’s the kind of leadership we need in Springfield to deliver cleaner air and economic opportunity to Chicago, and Sierra Club is proud to endorse him for State Representative.”
“Christian’s plan to invest in green jobs and green technology is good for the environment and it’s good for the economy,” Darin added. “He knows that moving beyond coal and towards wind, solar and energy-efficient technologies has tremendous potential for Chicago.”
The Sierra Club has focused since 1892 on protecting communities, wild places and the planet. The Illinois Chapter of the Sierra Club was founded in 1959, and works to bring clean energy to Illinois, to protect Illinois’ water supply, and protect parks and wild places. The group works with elected officials to fight for clean air, water and energy.
“Since it was founded, the Sierra Club has been a strong voice for our environment,” said Mr. Mitchell. “Together, we share a commitment to green energy and a better future. I’m honored that the Sierra Club supports me in my campaign to take that message from the 26th district to Springfield.”
Christian Mitchell had previously received endorsements from a broad coalition of elected officials, community leaders, civic organizations and labor groups. In addition to the business endorsement of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Mitchell also received the endorsement of the the Illinois Merchants Association. Both business groups have many members in the 26th District.
The Chamber of Commerce are strong advocates for a strong and thriving middle class. Both the Chamber and Mitchell agree the the state budget and pension funds must be stabilized to create a better business environment.
“We must lower the long-term cost of doing business in Illinois and make key investments to keep Chicago competitive in the 21st century,” Mitchell said.
Christian Mitchell is proud of the broad coalition of support he is receiving in this campaign. Local races often pit a candidate backed by business against a candidate backed by labor. Christian Mitchell is the rare candidate to win wide support from business and labor. Christian Mitchell is also being supported by the SEIU, the country’s largest labor union and often referred to as a rank-and-file union, which means membership typically decides the endorsement of candidates.
Christian has been endorsed by Governor Pat Quinn, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Secretary of State Jesse White and many other elected officials. He has also been endorsed by community organizations, business groups and labor organizations. For a complete list of endorsements, visit his website. Also, to donate to Christian Mitchell’s campaign, click on his Act Blue page.
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