Ed's activism started with his arrest during a Vietnam War protest at the University of Illinois, Champaign. He protested in front of the Federal Treasury and locally with Bainport in Freeport after the financial crash. He participated in Democracy Spring in Washington DC; a demonstration organized to bring attention to getting big money out of politics and for equal voting rights. He went on to campaign for Bernie Sanders and attended the protests in Philadelphia during the 2016 DNC Convention. Ed has been active with Represent.Us, has gotten an anti-corruption initiative on the ballot in Stephenson County and has co-led an Indivisible group for the last year. What's the common thread? It's fighting to bring more transparency to our government.
After a lifetime of seemingly small victories, it is apparent that our political system is not working for everyday Americans. It’s time for a bold progressive movement at every level of our politics. Ed would be proud to carry that message to the Democratic State Central Committee of Illinois.