Sierra Club Illinois Chapter Endorses Ram Villivalam for State Senate

McFadden cites Villivalam’s experience building coalitions and commitment to environmental justice

Chicago (Mayfair) - Today, Democratic Candidate for State Senate Ram Villivalam (IL-8) announced the endorsement of the Sierra Club Illinois Chapter.

"On behalf of Sierra Club Illinois Chapter's 100,000 members and supporters, I am proud to announce our endorsement of Ram Villivalam for State Senate in the 8th District," said Sierra Club Illinois Chapter Deputy Director Kady McFadden. "Ram has a track record of fighting for justice and building winning coalitions, and as a State Senator he will help secure clean water, environmental justice, and a 100% clean energy future that benefits us all."

"I am honored to have the endorsement of the Illinois Sierra Club," said Democratic Candidate for State Senator Ram Villivalam. "The Sierra Club is on the front lines of fighting Donald Trump and Bruce Rauner's attacks on our environment. I look forward to working with the thousands of Sierra Club members across the state of Illinois and their allies as an effective, outspoken voice in the Illinois State Senate to achieve the goals of moving towards a 100% clean energy future, ensuring our water systems are maintained properly, preserving our open lands, and so much more."

Villivalam has also been endorsed by U.S Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider, U.S. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Fmr. Gubernatorial Candidate & Alderman Ameya Pawar, State Senator Laura Murphy, State Representative Theresa Mah, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Commissioner Josina Morita, the Illinois AFL-CIO, the UAW Illinois, Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers, UFCW Local 881, SEIU Illinois State Council, National Nurses United, Reclaim Chicago, Equality Illinois PAC, and the Indo-American Democratic Organization.


About Ram:

Ram Villivalam most recently worked as Legislative Coordinator for SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, advocating on behalf of more than 90,000 Home Care Providers, Child Care Providers, Nursing Home Workers, Hospital Workers, and the people they provide care for. Previously, Ram served as the Outreach Director for U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider, working with manufacturing organizations, unions, immigration groups, and community colleges on more than 20 policy areas. Ram serves on the Board of the Gun Violence Prevention PAC and as President of the Indo-American Democratic Organization. A child of immigrants, Ram was born and raised on the Northwest side and attended Chicago Public Schools throughout his childhood. Ram and his wife, Elizabeth, live in the Mayfair neighborhood on the Northwest side of Chicago. (


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