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Illinois Green congressional candidate joins Coalition of Imokalee Workers demonstration

Green congressional candidate Laurel Lambert Schmidt will be present today at a demonstration outside of Trader Joe’s, in favor of the Coalition of Imokalee Workers‘ attempts to organize tomato pickers, as reported here:

La Grange, IL —

Activists from Near West Citizens for Peace and Justice, Third Unitarian Social Action and Fair Food Chicago will host an informational picket of the Trader Joe’s store in La Grange from noon to 1 p.m.

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IL Green Party Files Suit Against State Board of Elections

Emailed to IPR:

The Illinois Green Party, and congressional candidate Laurel Lambert
Schmidt, on Monday filed suit against the State Board of Elections
over the Board’s interpretation of the “established party” statute. A
victory for the plaintiffs would substantially lower ballot access
bars for Green candidates in numerous congressional and legislative
districts across the state, which would allow for many more Greens to
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