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Robert Emmons Jr. for IL-01

A photo of Robert Emmons Jr with text: Sunrise Movement proudly endorses Robert Emmons Jr for IL-01

Robert Emmons Jr., a 27-year-old community organizer, is challenging Democratic incumbent Bobby Rush who firmly opposes the Green New Deal.

Emmons Jr. understands the depths of our society’s crises, from climate catastrophe to systemic racism and classism, and how they all intertwine. He knows that a Green New Deal can be the path towards repairing our broken society.

“The Green New Deal is the solution that the 1st District of Illinois needs to combat the climate crisis, reinvigorate our local economy, and curb the cycle of violence that plagues our communities,” Robert Emmons Jr. said.

Learn more on the campaign website.