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Ameya Pawar announces Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as running mate

August 15, 2017

CHICAGO — Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, today announced Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman as his running mate for Lt. Governor. A veteran, a pastor, and a former radio show host, Coleman has spent his entire life serving his community and our country.  
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‘Bernie’s Army’ endorses Ameya Pawar for Governor

August 14, 2017

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Alderman Ameya Pawar accepts endorsement of Illinois Berniecrats, an official state chapter of Our Revolution

Dean Martin, President of Illinois Berniecrats, shaking hands with Ameya Pawar after announcing Illinois Berniecrats’ endorsement of his campaign for governor.

CHICAGO — Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, today accepted the endorsement of the Illinois Berniecrats, an official state chapter of Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution political action organization, affectionately dubbed “Bernie’s Army.”

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Ameya Pawar hosting ‘Progressives Day’ rally at Illinois State Fair

August 8, 2017

CHICAGO – Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward Alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor today announced he is hosting a Progressives Day rally at the Illinois State Fair. The rally will be in Douglas Park at noon on August 17. All Democratic candidates for Illinois governor are invited to participate, as well as statewide elected officials and representatives from several progressive organizations.

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Ameya Pawar responds to Gov. Rauner’s amendatory veto of S.B. 1

August 1, 2017

CHICAGO – Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor issued the following response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, an education funding reform bill that would equitably fund schools across the state:

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Ameya Pawar: Public option is not enough. We need single-payer health care.

August 1, 2017

CHICAGO – Ameya Pawar, 47th Ward alderman and Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, released the following statement after J.B. Pritzker suggested a policy proposal that would limit Illinoisans to a public option healthcare model:

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