Alison Squires teaches an afterschool robotics engineering course for grade school children. She is also a Sugar Grove Township Trustee and sits on a local mental health board. Alison was the elected Bernie Sanders delegate for Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. Alison has been volunteering in local elections since she was a young child and has been volunteering for Democratic candidates since 2008. She is the Chair of the Progressives of Kane County. As the Chair, Alison is responsible for running monthly meetings, finding speakers, expanding membership, seeking progressives to run for precinct committee-persons, and seeking progressives to run for public office.
Alison is running for State Central Committee because she feels the Democratic Party needs to be more welcoming to progressive candidates. Alison believes the Democratic Party needs to represent voters, not special interests. Illinois’ State Central Committee selects the state’s Democratic Party chair, vice chairs, the DNC members that represent our state, and writes our state’s platform. Alison would ensure that platform would include progressive issues such as Medicare for All, a $15 per hour state minimum wage, affordable college, and much more. Alison would ensure that our state has progressive representation.