Erika Harold campaign launches new Digital Ad: “Grandma”

Erika Harold campaign launches new Digital Ad: “Grandma”

Erika Harold campaign launches new Digital Ad: “Grandma”

Today is Erika’s grandma Louise’s 97th birthday; to celebrate, Harold campaign highlighting the values Louise taught Erika

Today is Erika Harold’s grandma Louise’s 97th birthday. To celebrate, Erika’s campaign for Attorney General is launching a new digital ad titled “Grandma,” highlighting the values Louise taught Erika.

Throughout her life, Louise has endured both the Great Depression and Jim Crow laws. She faced adversity for many decades, which is why she taught Erika the values of fairness and equal justice under the law.

Republican Candidate for Illinois Attorney General Erika Harold.

Republican Candidate for Illinois Attorney General Erika Harold.

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Louise: I always tell people, Erika Harold is a weed just like her grandmother.
Erika: That’s actually a compliment. Try to keep us down…
Louise: …And we only get stronger.
Erika: 97 years strong. She survived the Depression, Jim Crow.
Louise: I don’t take my vote for granted.
Erika: She taught me about justice, that fair and equal applies to everyone, even politicians.
Louise: And don’t you forget it.
Erika: I’ll make you proud, grandma.
Louise: You always have.

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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

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