Cheri Bustos is Fully Recommended!

By Sarah Burris on
October 5, 2011

We are so excited to announce that EMILY’s List is moving Cheri Bustos up to one of our fully recommended candidates today! A few weeks ago I got to meet Cheri Bustos for the first time. She was just as strong and as capable as she is on twitter and in her emails. Cheri's brother was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and was unable to receive treatment despite being fully insured. His struggle, along with so many others who face similar challenges, played a big part in her decision to run.

Hear her personal story about the motivation to run for Congress


Cheri Bustos is more than a passionate leader. She was a journalist for 17 years, reporting on crime, city and state government, health and other issues of importance. She uncovered governmental corruption and helped look out for the underdog through her investigative reporting.

Bustos volunteers with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, the YMCA, where she was recognized last year for raising the most money for its annual fund-raising campaign to benefit needy families. She serves on the board of directors for Skip-A-Long Child Development Services, the state's largest downstate child-care organization, where she has been selected to serve on its executive committee. Bustos also serves on the board of WVIK public radio, where she is also the board's vice president; and The Women's Connection, the Quad-City's largest women's organization. She is also vice president of that board of directors.

Stephanie Schriock said

"Cheri Bustos is a smart dedicated leader who will fight back against the radical war on women the Republicans are waging in Washington. We need her voice and her tenacity in Congress and we couldn’t be more thrilled to endorse her today. Cheri has a strong track record in local government and a record of creating real change. She’s a proven fighter for the needs of the middle class, for more government transparency and bringing back much needed industry and jobs. Cheri will be a real advocate for the women and families of Illinois who aren’t being served by Bobby Schilling and his Tea Party agenda."

We’re so excited to support such an amazing candidate for Congress. Click here to support Cheri Bustos TODAY!

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