What Do I Stand For?
"Springfield is broken. Our working families are being nickel and dimed out of their paychecks, while the most-wealthy keep consolidating their riches. Senior citizens are spending their golden years deciding between paying their rent or refilling their prescriptions. And many of our students find themselves facing school closures or attacks on state funding for college tuition once they graduate.
We have real problems that require leaders with solutions. That's why our campaign recruited over 700 individuals as volunteers and small dollar donors to support our race for State Representative.
This campaign is about disrupting politics as usual. It is about challenging the status quo to ensure our families have safe neighborhood’s with fully-funded schools and social services, a strong economy with good wages, and healthcare for all.
As a lifelong resident of the 4th District, an accomplished social service director, and a fierce advocate of our neighborhood families, I am rooted and ready to bring our movement to lift working people’s voices to Springfield.
Politics is about improving people’s lives – let’s do it together."
State Representative, 4th District
Where Am I From?
Delia Ramirez is an accomplished social service director, community leader and coalition builder who has dedicated much of her life and career to the Humboldt Park and Logan Square communities.
A daughter of Guatemalan immigrants, Delia resides on the same block where she grew up – Central Park Avenue between North and Bloomingdale in Humboldt Park. A graduate of Sabin Magnet Elementary school in the eastern part of the district and Northeastern University Delia recognizes the importance of public education and is committed to fighting for high quality, equitable education for all our children.
In 2004, at only 21 years old, Delia became the Executive Director of Humboldt Park Social Services, now the Center for Changing Lives.
During Delia’s tenure, the agency served more than 2,600 households with food, shelter, clothing, housing and employment placement, financial counseling and other forms of assistance. She built the agency from a staff of six (and a budget of $189,000) in 2004 to a staff of 18 (and a budget of $1.2 million) by 2013. Today CCL is a city wide organization nationally recognized for its innovative work on housing and financial stability programs.
An Emerging Fellow of The Chicago Community in 2013, Delia has been a leader in neighborhood and city-wide coalitions for balanced neighborhood development, an elected school board, the Fight for 15, Automatic Voter Registration, a recipient in 2007 of 35 under 35 leadership award and La Raza Community Leader award in 2013- just to name a few of her accomplishments.
She has served as the board president of Logan Square Neighborhood Association, District Advisory Chair of the 14th District Police Department, Co-founder of the Chicago Justice for our Neighbors Free Immigration Clinic and currently the President of LUCHA, a community development and affordable housing organization in the district.
Up until December 2017, Delia served as Deputy Director of the Community Renewal Society, Chicago’s oldest faith-based social justice organization, where she oversaw the development, organizing and policy units.
I'M PROUD OF THE MOVEMENT WE HAVE BUILT!
Endorsed in 2018 by:
Institutions & Organizations
Chicago Tribune Editorial Board
Grassroots Illinois Action
Our Revolution Illinois
United Working Families
Puerto Rican Concerned Citizens
Chicago Teachers Union
SEIU State Council (SEIU Healthcare and SEIU Local 73)
Citizen Action/ IL
AFSCME Council 31
Cook County College Teachers Union Local 1600
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois Nurses Association
Chicago Federation of Labor
Illinois Education Association (IEANEA)
LiUNA Chicago Laborers’ District Council
Teamster Joint Council No. 25
Sierra Club Illinois Chapter
Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia
Cong. Luis Gutierrez
Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa
Ald. Roberto Maldonado
Miguel Del Valle
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