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National PAC endorses Ventura for Congress

She’s the third candidate Matriarch has supported

Rachel Ventura
Rachel Ventura

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A national progressive political action committee announced its endorsement of Rachel Ventura in the 11th Congressional District race.

The Matriarch PAC is a national organization focused on supporting progressive, working-class women running for Congress, according to a news release.

Ventura, a Will County Board member from Joliet, is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, in the 2020 Democratic primary election.

“It’s clear to us that Rachel Ventura isn’t afraid to take on entrenched, powerful interests and can be counted on to fight for everyone in her community,” Matriarch board member Kate Albright-Hanna said. “Throughout her life, whenever she has encountered a corrupt system, she has fought it head-on.”

Ventura touted the endorsement from Matriarch while continuing her calls to change the political system and for better representation of women in Congress.

“I’m thrilled to have the endorsement of an organization that understands the challenges of managing a household budget, raising kids and running for office,” Ventura said in the release.

Ventura is the third congressional candidate the PAC has endorsed. Matriarch has also endorsed Morgan Harper in Ohio’s 3rd District and Nabilah Islam running in Georgia’s 7th District.

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