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Volunteer To Help Elect José Rico
It’s Time for a Change
Our city should be built neighborhoods that take care of our loved ones. Our students deserve schools that provide them with a quality education and resources to live with dignity. Our families need to have a safe place to call home.
It’s time for new leadership and an Alderman the 12th Ward can trust.
Due to decades of divestment, our families have struggled to live, work, and simply enjoy our neighborhoods.
And that’s exactly what I’ve done.
Yet over the years I’ve witnessed how our neighborhoods are being fleeced by decisions that place profits over people. That do not prioritize our needs, humanity and rights as residents in our City. That our neighborhoods can’t bear machine politics much longer.
I am running for Alderman to change the status quo. I’m running to bring our neighbors together to elect new leadership that will invest in our communities. I’m running to protect our neighborhoods in the 12th Ward, so kids for generations to come can have a place to proudly call home.
Why Vote for José Rico?
Our Communities Deserve Better
For decades José Rico has worked with schools, community-based organizations, and civic groups in defending our families and providing services to improve their lives.
As a student leader, he led sit ins the University of Illinois to protest racist policies and established the first Latina/o Studies program in Illinois. He became a teacher at Latino Youth High School to demonstrate that of our students are loved and have value. He taught young people labeled dropouts, gang bangers, and unteachable. His students transformed him.
When José became a father, his life was changed. His son Tizoc was born with Cerebral Palsy and required a wheelchair accessible school. Tizoc’s mom was a leader in the Hunger Strike for a new school and José supported by helping to center the process using community ownership principles. He was then selected to be one of the founding Principals of the school and was eventually called to work at the national level when appointed by President Obama to increase the graduation rate of Latino students nationwide.
José Rico is a teacher, organizer, and policy maker who has delivered results to thousands of families in Little Village, Brighton Park, McKinley Park, and beyond and deeply understands that trustworthy and experienced leadership is needed in our community.
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José Rico’s Vision
For the Feb. 26 Municipal Election, Chicago voters will be able to use any Early Voting & Registration location in the city from Feb. 11 through Feb. 25.For more information, see the below flyer. Download the full...
"The people of the 12th Ward already know the current alderman isunavailable and doesn't serve the interests of McKinley Park, Brighton Parkand Little Village, but misrepresenting his support from the CTU, provesthat he's been serving his own interests.George Cardenas...
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Jose Rico, the candidate for 12th Ward Alderman, released "Heal Our People, Change Our City Council: A Comprehensive Plan for the 12th Ward." The policy platform gets to the heart of the fact that Chicago neighborhoodspersistently experiencing disproportionately high...