Friday, February 01, 2008
Boland wins endorsement of Citizen Action/Illinois
EAST MOLINE, IL -- State Rep. Mike Boland (D-East Moline) has earned the endorsement of Citizen Action/Illinois in his bid for re-election as state representative of the 71st district. Citizen Action/Illinois is the state’s largest public interest organization.
“I am humbled to be recognized by a leading advocate for families, workers and consumers,” Boland said. “Citizen Action/Illinois is working hard to create social change throughout Illinois, as am I. We must strive to create fruitful and better lives for all Illinoisans. It has been a privilege to work with, and learn from, an organization that is working to create change.”
While politicians bickered in Springfield, Boland forced Ameren, ComEd and other electric utilities to provide $1 billion in electric rate relief to their customers and increase funding for programs that help seniors with their utility bills. Boland also passed a law making Illinois the first state in the nation to guarantee health care coverage for all children.
“To move Illinois forward, we must acknowledge a need for change,” Boland said. “Citizen Action/Illinois is leading the charge for social change in the state. I am proud to stand with them and fight for Illinois’ working families.”Boland represents the 71st district which includes Rock Island, Carroll, Henry and Whiteside counties.