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Taking on RTW in Illinois


Angie Bodine, a member of Local 777 in Illinois, is running for State Representative in Illinois’ 69th district. She believes that the incumbent, Rep. Joe Sosnowski (R), has let the community down and avoids tough votes.

 “My opponent is actively attacking working families in our state. He is a proponent of right-to-work legislation in Illinois, one of the chief sponsors of the school voucher program and wants to cut pensions for teachers and employees,” Bodine said.

Her biggest platforms are economic development, job creation and bringing passenger rail service to the 69th district.

“She is one of us,” said Jim Glimco, President of Local 777. “Angie will be a strong advocate for working families in Illinois. She understands the attacks workers are facing and isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo to achieve change.”

Bodine describes her community as one filled with working families, single parents, unemployed, caregivers and students. “I want to bring my community’s ideas and problems downstate. I want to bring back solutions because we deserve better,” Bodine said.