BELLEVILLE, Ill., Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In another boost to his campaign, Democratic congressional candidate C.J. Baricevic (Bar-civic) today was endorsed by the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) in the race for the 12th congressional district seat.
The endorsement by the IFT comes on the heels of Baricevic being endorsed over the last several weeks by former Congressman Bill Enyart and Illinois AFL-CIO.
In endorsing Baricevic, IFT President Dan Montgomery, a high school English teacher, said:
"CJ Baricevic has a strong understanding of what Illinois families need and will be a tireless advocate for schools, educators, and the communities they serve. CJ has shown the courage to stand up to Governor Rauner and his misguided plans to punish working people for his own mismanagement. We know he will continue to fight for Illinois working families in Washington, where it is desperately needed, and we are proud to support his campaign."
In thanking the IFT for their support, Baricevic said, "This endorsement by the Illinois Federation of Teachers is further proof that our campaign against incumbent Mike Bost is gaining momentum. Bost has voted to slash education funding, cut support for pre-K, and has supported freezing Pell Grants for ten years despite the skyrocketing cost of college. Middle-class families deserve a Congressman who strongly supports our public schools and community colleges—not one who supports cutting them."
The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) is made up of more than 100,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.
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