Speaker Profile

Candis Castillo

Candis Castillo
Board Member
United Working Families

Mother. Worker. Organizer. After 10 years of being a successful union organizer, I was inspired by the election of Trump to leave organized labor. Not because I no longer wanted to fight along side of workers, just the opposite! I wanted to really educate workers on the collective power they hold! Especially low income Black and Brown workers. 42% of union households bought into Trump's rhetoric. Racism? maybe True believers? maybe Desporation and miseducation? Most like They only we change that is to educate, train and run everyday people for office. I have been proud to run the campaigns of two such women,IL State Rep. Delia Ramirez and Alderwoman Jeanette B. Taylor. If we want to win we must change our electeds and have the courage to find our political imagination.