Thanks to all my supporters, we made a historic Green Party run for Congress in the United States. In the end, we received nearly 9% of the vote in a three way race with only very meager resources. This was the highest percentage for any Green Party race for the US House throughout the nation. Thank you to all who contributed money, time, and other resources to this campaign. And thank you also to all those thousands of conscientious voters who exercised due diligence to thoroughly understand the vital issues facing the United States today and who then chose to cast their vote for real fundamental reform.

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Keep up with events of the campaign on Facebook or Twitter . To see the other Green Party candidates running in the 2010 race, see the Illinois Green Party website.

Welcome to the campaign to elect Rob Burns to Congress in Illinois’ 4th Congressional District. I am running against the incumbent Democrat Luis Gutiérrez and Republican Israel Vasquez.

We need to make the United States once again of the people, by the people, for the people. Please help achieve genuine democracy by donating to this campaign.

Unlike my opponents, I have taken the Green Party pledge to not take contributions from corporate donors. That means, if elected, I will not be beholden in any way whatsoever to these corporate overlords. It also means that even your small donation of $5 or $10 will make all the difference for this campaign. Until we enact my public campaign finance proposals I still need donations from supporters like you.

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I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Green Party and a member of the Green Party of Illinois. I fully support the Green Party’s Ten Key Value and also support the Illinois Green Party Platform (pdf). I urge supporters to become involved with the Green Party and to donate to the Green Party of Illinois.

The Fourth Congressional District of Illinois

The district is one of the smallest outside New York and San Francisco and therefore one of the densest in population. It includes several communities within Chicago and some nearby suburbs including West Town, Logan Square, Pilsen, Monteclaire, Belmont-Cragin, Humboldt Park, Avondale, Hermosa, Austin (Galewood), New City, McKinley Park, Bridgeport, Lower West Side, West Elsdon, Gage Park, Archer Heights, Brighton Park, South Lawndale, Maywood, Elmwood Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Hillside, Westchester, La Grange Park, Riverside, North Riverside, Forest Park, Melrose Park, and Stone Park.

You can check your voter registration status or whether you live in the district through the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners or the Cook County Clerk if you live outside the city limits.