ONE People’s Campaign announces their endorsement of Brandon Johnson for mayor of Chicago. Johnson, a Cook County Commissioner, has built a strong base of support from progressive organizations in his bid to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot in the February 2023 municipal election. ONE People’s Campaign’s endorsement signals their belief in Johnson’s commitment to the issues he is championing in his campaign, including Bring Chicago Home, Treatment Not Trauma, and police accountability.
“As a broad-based, multicultural coalition dedicated to progressive values, ONE People’s Campaign (OPC) is the embodiment of our movement,” stated Brandon Johnson. “For years, OPC has represented what our communities need to not only survive, but thrive. The working class and working families deserve the right to living wages, and affordable housing and health care, and I am humbled and honored to have the support of an organization that keeps these needs — and all of the people’s needs — at the forefront of its mission and its work.”
This endorsement joins a slate of other endorsements by ONE People’s Campaign for the 2023 election. They have previously endorsed Andre Vasquez (40th Ward Alderman), Matt Martin (47th Ward Alderman), and Maria Hadden (49th Ward Alderwoman) for re-election. They have also endorsed Mueze Bawany and Angela Clay for the open Alderperson positions in the 50th and 46th Wards, respectively. ONE People’s Campaign is also actively working to educate voters about the newly-created District Council positions, and has endorsed candidates in four districts.