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Indivisible Illinois launches unity campaign to back JB Pritzker, Unseat Governor Rauner
CHICAGO, March 23, 2018 — Emboldened by 200% surge in Democratic voter turnout in Illinois for the primary elections, Indivisible now joins with other progressive groups across the state in supporting Democratic gubernatorial nominee JB Pritzker in his fight to unseat incumbent Governor Rauner.
Members plan to celebrate the kickoff by joining the Unity Breakfast hosted by Senator Durbin at 9am this Saturday March 24 at IUOE 2260 S Grove St, Chicago, IL 60616.
“Governor Rauner had a shot to move Illinois forward. Unfortunately, under his failed leadership we’ve gone backwards as a state,” Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth, State Coordinator Indivisible Illinois said. “Indivisible Illinois is an organization focused on empowering the unheard voices of our state through civic engagement. As we move forward in unity with the Democratic nominee we will elevate the voices of our members. We believe that JB is the right person for the job and we will support him. We call on all candidates to support legislation for a more progressive Illinois including but not limited to a introducing a fair tax system now, common sense gun laws and criminal justice reform.”
With 94 percent of precincts reporting, 1.2 million Democratic votes had been cast in the governor's race, compared to 655,000 for Republicans as per CNBC. Progressives across the Nation regard the increase in voter turnout as an indication of the blue wave expected in November.
About Indivisible Illinois: Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots movement to defeat the Trump agenda. Across the nation, over 5,800 local groups (at least 2 in every congressional district) are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable. indivisibleillinois.com