FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

LaTonia Lambert 

[email protected] 

773-406-5132 

THE ILLINOIS STATE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE LABOR COUNCIL PAC  ENDORSES IL-1 CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE PASTOR CHRIS BUTLER 

(Chicago, 9 June 2022) Pastor Chris Butler, US congressional candidate for the 1st District of  Illinois, has been endorsed by the Illinois State Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council PAC (IL  FOP PAC), which works to support those who value public safety and law enforcement. 

“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police. Our law  enforcement officers are working class people who put their lives on the line everyday to keep  our families and communities safe. I decided to run for Congress to put working families back at  the center of our policymaking, and I am proud that the largest police union in our state has the  confidence that I can get the job done in Congress.” Butler states. 

The Illinois FOP is the second largest State Lodge representing over 33,000 active duty and  retired police officers-more than 10 percent of all FOP members nationwide. The IL FOP Labor  Council is organized to protect, preserve, and improve benefits for individuals in law  enforcement and the communities they serve. It is dedicated to electing officials who support  Illinois law enforcement and safe communities. 

“I look forward to working together to build a robust public safety infrastructure, which includes  strong, professional policing, as well as prevention and intervention programs for people who  seem to be headed down the wrong path. If we’re serious about family, we must be serious  about safety. And that means supporting our law enforcement officers.” says Butler. 

Pastor Butler, whose name was recently drawn for the top spot on the IL-1 ballot, has been  connecting with voters and communities since March of 2021. His background highlights his  ability to bring unity between diverse groups. The Senior Pastor of the Chicago Embassy  Church, he has launched various initiatives serving at the local, state, and national level. For  example, Pastor Butler worked in education reform as Deputy Campaign Manager for A+ Illinois  and as Advocacy Director for New Schools for Chicago. Pastor Butler also co-founded the  Chicago Peace Campaign to reimagine public safety, as well as the AND (&) Campaign, a  nonprofit organization which promotes civic engagement nationwide. He recently co-authored  the award-winning book Compassion & Conviction. 

For more information, visit electchrisbutler.com 

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Myriam Diallo

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