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June 1, 2019
Emiliano Vera for State Representative Campaign Launch
Emiliano Vera, a native of Bushnell, IL, officially launched his campaign at the Recreation and Cultural Center in Bushnell among a group of close family and friends.
June 15, 2019
Vera Celebrates Juneteenth with McDonough County NAACP
Vera joined the McDonough County chapter of the NAACP in celebrating the end of slavery in the United States at the Western Illinois Arts Center in Macomb. This is the first celebration of Juneteenth in Macomb for many years.
June 28, 2019
Vera 2020 Celebrates 26th Birthday, Stonewall 50 with Online Fundraiser
"On June 28, 1969, a nearly quarter century before I was born, Queer people rebelled. The Stonewall Uprising started the LGBT+ movement as we know it today. Always remember that our Pride began as a fight for survival - and it continues today.
Now, a quarter century later, I'm proud to be running as the first openly gay candidate for State Representative in downstate Illinois. I know that my candidacy wouldn't be possible without the sacrifice of the brave people who, 50 years ago today, stood up for all of us.
Growing up, I rarely asked for birthday presents. But for my 26th birthday, I know exactly what to ask for: your support.
On my birthday and 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, help me build an Illinois that works for all of our working families."