Erika Wozniak

Teacher. Speaker. Activist.


Social Workers for Chicago Public School Students

Our Chicago Public School students deserve to have a full team to meet their mental health needs, they deserve a school whose resources meet or exceed standards- today we are beginning by collectively calling on CPS to take a step toward that by ensuring that every single school has at least one full time social worker.


An Independent Voice.

I decided to run for alderman of the 46th Ward because I believe strongly that our community needs and deserves principled, progressive leadership that can stand up for all its residents and ensure the 46th Ward is a place where we ALL can thrive.

For too long, we’ve been represented by an alderman who puts the interests of big corporate developers, wealthy campaign donors, and Mayor Emanuel ahead of the very real needs of the 46th Ward’s residents.

I’ve spent my career standing up for progressive values. Whether it was speaking out against the Emanuel administration’s egregious misspending of $55 million that were meant for CPS on private interests; or fighting back against the 50 school closings that devastated so many communities, including our own, I’ve always tried to do what’s right for Chicagoans.

I’m rooted in my values because of my upbringing and my family. I come from a working class family--my father was a public school teacher for 38 years, and my mother worked office jobs. At a young age, I was taught to look out for others who may not be able to stand up for themselves. This has been my life’s mission.

We can do better—through compassionate, responsible, principled leadership. I will bring that leadership to our ward and to City Council.



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