State Senator Mike Noland Endorses John

State Senator Mike Noland Endorses John

On Tuesday January 8, State Senator Mike Noland endorsed

Democrat John Laesch for Congress in Illinois’ 14th district.

Noland’s 22nd District is in the northern part of the 14th Congressional District.

“Clear eyed and direct on the issues,” said Noland of Laesch,

“his positions on the need for health care reform, a new energy policy, and dogged persistence in general are just a few reasons why we need him now.”

“Senator Noland’s endorsement gives our campaign a tremendous boost as we head towards the February 5th Democratic Primary Election,” said Laesch.

“I have worked closely with Mike and, like his constituents, I respect his persistent leadership. I look forward to working with Senator Noland and all of the elected officials, local and state, to address issues like traffic congestion in Northern Kane County, affordable healthcare and economic opportunity.”

Progressive Grassroots Movement and the Iowa Caucuses

Progressive Grassroots Movement and the Iowa Caucuses

The progressive grassroots won a huge victory in Iowa.

Barack Obama and John Edwards both showed that people are listening to a message of economic populism and real change. The people want a candidate that will speak for their values. They want a leader who will take on corporate special interests and return government to the people.

While we in Illinois are especially proud that our Senator won in Iowa, we should also note John Edwards’ second place finish. Edwards was outspent 6 to 1, and conventional wisdom would say that he didn’t have the money to compete; but John Edwards has a message that resonates with the people.

Right now, my opponents in both parties are offering slick mailers, slogans and sound bites. Two are self-funded, dipping deep into their own personal fortunes to finance their campaigns.

I offer the voters a clear, concise message of truth, hope and change. Just as voters in Iowa said yes to change, so will the people of Illinois’ 14th district.

Organization Endorsements

Organization Endorsements

ust before we took a little breather for the Holidays the UAW region 4 announced that after a very involved and lengthy evaluation process of all the Democratic candidates, John Laesch, was the candidate that they believe will best represent their membership. John Laesch will be a leader on healthcare, workers rights, and fair trade policies.

John Laesch is proud to stand and speak for the issues that most affect the his union Brothers and sisters. He knows what it is like to get up everyday and go to work and understands the issues facing the working men and women of the district and even the country.

Candidates Forum Breakfast

Candidates Forum Breakfast

On Friday, December, 14, John attended a breakfast hosted by the Fox Valley Chambers of Commerce. All the primary candidates for the 14 th Congressional District were invited to discuss the important issues in this election. This was the first time candidates from both parties were on the same stage for discussion and debate. The give and take was lively and informative.

John is a strong advocate for fair trade policy and single payer health care. He explained how these two initiatives were good for business, as fair trade will help bring good paying jobs back to the 14th District, and universal health care will provide relief from skyrocketing costs for both small and large businesses. He conveyed his belief that when we work together to strengthen the middle class, everyone prospers.