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Added Jan 10 2018

Candidates running for Illinois Attorney General have been shown to be loyal to the Party. Aaron Goldstein is running to give the Attorney General's office back to the people. He will be the people's attorney.

Right now, this office is representing big money, big corporations and political insiders. No one is representing the people. Aaron will return the office to its intended function. As a life-long Public Defender, Aaron Goldstein is the candidate who most truly aligns with the AG's original mission.

Unapologetically progressive, Aaron’s compelling new video, tells his story as a native Chicagoan who grew up to become a public defender of everyday Illinoisans. Goldstein graduated from Lane Tech High School and then earned his bachelors’ degree in political science from the University of Illinois and his JD from the University of Iowa.

When he finished law school, he applied for only one job: to become a public defender, “because I believe in the human dignity of us all,” Goldstein said. He has devoted his career to representing individuals—real people—in criminal and civil rights cases. He has litigated hundreds of cases.

“I believe that a lawyer’s job is to stand for the most vulnerable in our society and to live out the principle of ‘justice for all,’” said Goldstein. Throughout his career, he has witnessed, firsthand, the destructive impact of income inequality, segregation and unfairness in the criminal justice system. “The criminal justice system is broken, but we can change this.”

In the video he shows how he stood up against the machine and won by beating long-time politician and power broker Richard Mell to become 33rd Ward Democratic Committeeman. He is running for Attorney General to make bold, progressive change—to stand up to powerful interests, make lasting criminal justice reform and fight government corruption.

This video is part of a media campaign and will be seen throughout Illinois.

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    I am running for Attorney General to stand up for all Illinoisans. I will be a champion for justice and stand up for all of us. That's what I've stood for my whole life and that's why I'm running for Attorney General.
  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Is EB allowing political advertising now ?

    (looks like a nice enough person - I'm sure there is a better place for this ad.)

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  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Agree with Citizen Pain. I know NextDoor readers weren’t happy to see this same political ad and the campaign said, “Sorry, won’t do it again.”

    I’d like to read that same thing from the campaign on EB.

    NextDoor and EB are not “grassroots.”

  • Joe Ferguson Jane Addams Community Health and Urban Development

    I think Everyblock and Nextdoor are about grassroots ast it could be. Bother are the voice of our community.

  • Citizen Pain Citizen Pain

    Hyper-local news discussion boards such as this are great for discussing hyper-local news - but not for directing the conversation with bona fide ads. It's a slippery slope that leads to an extra Ginsu Knifes being thrown in 'for free! (just pay extra shipping and handling)'.

  • VPGirl New to AP

    @Citizen Pain....but wait, there's more!

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Let’s call it Artificial Grass Roots, then.

    Any candidate wanting to use EB and NextDoor to advertise their campaign risks the ire of folks who don’t want to see political ads. (I know that there’s lots of political discussion on EB and NextDoor; but that’s different than candidate-driven or PAC advertising.)

    On the other hand, anyone annoyed by a candidate taking this approach probably wasn’t going to vote for that candidate anyway. And the candidate may very well pick up some interest, momentum and voters.

    So it’s really up to the candidate, I suppose.

    But 13 more months of this campaign is a depressing thought.

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  • Phill Unfair suspension without reason. No rules broken

    His campaign is "Look at me, I'm even more liberal than a regular Democrat!"

  • Neighborhood Dad 27-year resident of North Center/St Bens/Lincol...

    Well, this ought to test the old adage that “a liberal is a conservative who hasn’t been mugged yet”!

    Glad everyone is OK physically. The irony is pretty rich, though.

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