JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton Finish Day Five of Statewide Think Big Bus Tour

Gurnee, IL — JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton wrapped up day five of their six-day, statewide Think Big Bus tour today. As they travel the state on the bus tour over the Labor Day holiday, JB and Juliana are building support from every corner of Illinois.

Here’s what John Penn, Vice President of Midwest Laborers’ International Union, told Northern Public Radio:

“If our membership wants a 30 percent cut in wages, then vote for Rauner. If you want to keep your wages and increase your wages, vote for Pritzker — I think it’s a pretty good message,” he said. Penn was referring to J.B. Pritzker. The Democrat won the Midwest Laborers’ endorsement last week.

Here’s what Mike Carrigan, the president of the state AFL-CIO, said in a Herald & Review op-ed:

Next year is an election year, but we must start working now to make sure Rauner’s mess is cleaned up. In early June, the Illinois AFL-CIO Executive Board endorsed JB Pritzker for governor. Pritzker is a problem-solver and proven leader.  He’s a doer not a talker. He has taken a leading role in technology innovation and advocacy for early childhood education. He and his well-qualified running mate, Juliana Stratton are traveling the state listening to everyday Illinoisans. That’s how you solve problems – by first listening and then figuring out a way to get it done. Pritzker gets it.

JB and Juliana made three stops throughout the day, including appearances in Warrenville, Robbins, and Gurnee. Along the way, they discussed their statewide, grassroots campaign and their priorities for creating jobs throughout the state.


JB and Juliana began the day greeting union workers in Warrenville at IBEW Local 701:


Later, they marched with supporters in the Robbins Labor Day Parade:

Read the parade coverage from the Daily Southtown HERE.


Then JB and Juliana made a campaign stop in Gurnee with State Senator Terry Link and the Lake County Federation of Teachers Local 504:


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