Zerlina in the News

As an energetic activist fighting for working people, Zerlina Smith is often quoted in news stories. Below are some recent links to media stories where she is mentioned.

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Grassroot Support Builds For Candidates Seeking to Give Voice to Neighborhood Residents (January 2015)

What Is The Chicago Political Machine? (January 2015)

United Working Families Releases Endorsements For 2015 Chicago Elections (January 2015)

Support our CORE candidates for alderman! (January 2015)

Chicago Sun-Times candidate questionnaire (January 2015)

Daley Out, Hershey, Smith and Sullivan Endorsed! (January 2015)

Chicago elections and the fight for necessities (January 2015)

Mike Fourcher of AlderTrack interviews Zerlina in this short video (January 2015)

Progressive Women In Chicago Aldermanic Races To Take Center Stage At Political Forum (January 2015)

Illinois Greens endorse local candidates for 2015 (January 2015)

CTU demands that Emanuel take down ‘false’ commercial touting early-childhood gains (January 2015)

Critics Slam Emanuel For School Closings, Campaign Ads On Education

Parent Zerlina Smith on Accountability, Equity in Chicago Public Schools (December 2014)

Special Interests make 2015 Aldermanic Endorsements

Six candidates challenged in 29th Ward race (December 2014)

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Former Obama Chief of Staff, Launches Re-election Campaign (December 2014)

I will be voting February 24th, 2015. (November 2014)

Cuts to Social Safety Net, School Resources Leave CPS Bleeding Students (November 2014)

Chicago Teachers Union: from classroom to City Council? (November 2014)

Karen Lewis suffering from cancerous brain tumor, will not pursue mayoral bid (October 2014)

Chicago Activists Hold Peace Walk Against Violence   (August 2014)

29th Ward race could be packed (August 2014)

CPS parents mark Brown v. Board of Education decision by highlighting present-day challenges (May 2014)

Education Activists Take Fight Against Turnarounds To Home Of Board Of Ed President    (April 2014)

CPS has 3 schools on ‘turnaround’ list  (March 2014)

CPS Threatens Teachers Over Standardized Test Boycott (March 2014)

Fighting against schools closings, ISAT testing (March 2014)

New Labor Beat video shows the growth of the Chicago ISAT Opt Out and boycott (March 2014)

Chicagoans join together to ice the ISAT standardized test (March 2014)

Why the testing revolt matters (March 2014)

Protest march planned for Thursday in Austin (March 2014)

Education Apartheid: A West Side Chicago Story (February 2014)

Charter School Proposed Within a Mile of Four Closed Schools Faces Protest (January 2014)

Protests planned as Chicago’s school board considers adding more charter schools (January 2014)

Aldermen, activists raise anti-charter voices (January 2014)

Chicago Public Schools Approve Seven Charter Schools amidst Protests (January 2014)

Action Now Protests Against ‘By The Hand Club’ Over Plans For New Austin Charter School (January 2014)

Action Now Protests Charter Expansion In Communities With Recent School Closings! (January 2014)

Parent Zerlina Smith on Accountability, Equity in Chicago Public Schools (December 2013)

Chicagoans Deliver Coal, Candy Canes To Politicians Based On Public Education Votes (December 2013)

Zerlina In These Times