Campaign News & Events

Behind the scenes of a local, grassroots campaign


Our First House Party!

January 13, 2019

What an awesome turnout for our first House Party on a cold and snowy Sunday morning. This is what a grassroots movement looks like!

Our First Canvass!

January 12, 2019

We had over 15 volunteers come out and canvass with The People’s Lobby for Arti, Christian Harris, and Tim Thomas.


Our First Debate!

January 9, 2019

All 11 candidates for Oak Park Village Trustee answered questions about the most pressing issues in Oak Park.

Image from The People’s Lobby of Oak Park

Image from The People’s Lobby of Oak Park

Our First Endorsement!

December 28, 2018

The People’s Lobby is an organization that organizes to put “the needs of people and the planet before the interests of big corporations and the very rich.” I’m proud to receive their endorsement.

Arti’s Endorsement Speech

January 5, 2019

Watch Arti share her story on why she’s running and her vision of Oak Park.

Image by  Paul Goyette

Image by Paul Goyette

We’re officially on the ballot!

Dec 26, 2018

The journey to get here has been filled with uncertainty, legal hurdles, and attempted silencing by a local elected official. But we will not be silent. We will fight and win this election.


We’ve met the minimum signature requirement!

December 15, 2018

So grateful to each and every member of the community that helped collect petition signatures! We have all the signatures we need! 
This is what a grassroots, community-led movement looks like! 👏🤗💜

Why is the fight for Racial Equity Important?

December 2, 2018
Listen. Learn. Show up for women of color. Fight for racial equity. Sign our petitions and get us on the ballot. 

Image by  Paul Goyette

Image by Paul Goyette

Our first petition signing event with OPRF for Racial Equity

November 29, 2018

OPRF for Racial Equity is a group of womxn of color running for local office who will actively work to dismantle systems of oppression that have created and maintained opportunity gaps for people of color in Oak Park and River Forest.

Our Campaign Launch Video!

November 28, 2018

Watch our first campaign launch video, where Arti talks about why she’s running, and the fight that lies ahead.