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I'm a white evangelical Christian and I stand with immigrants

Jan 02, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

My parents raised me in a conservative evangelical family in suburban Palatine. When I turned 18 they gave me a list of candidates to vote for -- all Republicans -- and I dutifully followed their instructions. Today, I'm 36 and living in Palatine once again, but in the November midterms I cast my ballot for the Democratic congressional candidate, Sean Casten. My vote, I'm proud to say, helped turn Illinois' 6th Congressional District into one of 43 nationwide that flipped from red to blue.

I'm still evangelical. In fact, I'm a white, educated mother of two and the creative producer of a large church. And although Republican politicians might be surprised to hear it, my faith compelled me to vote for the pro-immigrant candidate...