(Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4, 2019) In 2015, teacher Tim Meegan nearly pushed Ald. Deb Mell to a runoff. Though unsuccessful, that campaign inspired greater community organizing that has supported Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez in her bid to unseat Mell. On Tuesday, Rodriguez Sanchez took the most votes in a three-person race, setting up a runoff with Mell.Read More
(Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 27, 2019) Socialist Rosanna Rodríguez-Sánchez will be in April’s runoff against incumbent Ald. Deb Mell (33rd). Rodríguez-Sánchez broke into tears at her election-night party at Chief O’Neill’s in Avondale after hearing she’d gotten the most votes in a three-way race.
“Chicago had a way of doing politics, and I feel like that died tonight,” Rodríguez-Sánchez said. “I’m very very confident that I’m going to win” in April.Read More
(Chicago Tribune, Jan. 19, 2019) “At a national level and at a local level, we are floating ideas that for a long time we thought were impossible,” she said. “We might not be there yet, but those things are becoming real possibilities to people.”Read More
(Jacobin, Oct. 26, 2018) “Because we are humans, we have the right to a good life. We have a right to the resources that we create."Read More
(In These Times, Sep. 25, 2018)
By Carlos Ramirez-Rosa & Rossana Rodriguez
With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel out, progressive candidates should embrace a bold redistributive platform that meets the demands of the city’s social movements.Read More
(Block Club Chicago, Sep. 19, 2018) AVONDALE — Community organizer Rossana Rodriguez, who got her start leading protests in Puerto Rico, wants to be the next leader of the 33rd Ward.
Rodriguez said the focus of her campaign is “to fight for a strong diverse community where people are safe, healthy and their needs are met.” The ward needs more housing for low-income people, fully funded local public schools and protection for immigrants, she said.Read More
(Chicago Reader, July 19, 2018) Rossana Rodríguez-Sánchez is running in next year's election for City Council in Chicago, but her phone keeps blowing up over an election held almost 1,000 miles away. In New York City, there's a different working-class Latina with Puerto Rican roots running as a long-shot socialist candidate against an incumbent in the Democratic Party.Read More