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Personal PAC endorses JB Pritzker for Governor
From a Personal PAC press release
2018-01-12

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Personal PAC is endorsing JB Pritzker for Governor in the March 20th Democratic primary election.

"Personal PAC is proud to join U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, Mike Quigley and Luis Gutierrez, Secretary of State Jesse White, Comptroller Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, HB 40 Sponsors Senator Heather Steans and Representative Sara Feigenholtz, Chicago City Clerk Anna Valencia, Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers, Illinois AFL-CIO, Illinois Federation of Teachers ( IFT ), Illinois Education Association ( IEA ), Illinois Democratic County Chair's Association and many others throughout Illinois in uniting behind JB Pritzker as the strongest pro-choice candidate in the Democratic primary and November general election," said Personal PAC Board Chair, Melissa Widen. "JB understands that reproductive rights are under attack in Illinois and across the country, and he has demonstrated a deep commitment to supporting pro-choice candidates, organizations and legislation. JB was a strong advocate for HB 40 and his campaign led a coordinated effort to pressure Gov. Rauner to sign the bill. Illinois needs a real pro-choice Governor who can be counted on to protect women and families at every turn," continued Widen.

"It has become extremely clear to Personal PAC and most people in the State of Illinois that Bruce Rauner simply can't be trusted to tell the truth," added Terry Cosgrove, Personal PAC President & CEO. "While Governor Rauner eventually did the right thing by signing HB 40, he took every conceivable position on the bill in the space of months, told different people different things at the same time, caused pro-choice advocates to spend countless hours and dollars getting him to keep his original written promise until he finally signed the bill," stated Cosgrove. "There is not a single pro-choice advocate in Illinois who can say with any certainty that if Gov. Rauner were re-elected, he would oppose the efforts to repeal HB 40. He sadly cannot be trusted to keep his word from one day to the next. On the other hand, Personal PAC has every confidence that JB Pritzker's unwavering commitment to reproductive justice over several decades will ensure that Pritzker will be a pro-choice Governor that Illinois will be proud of every single day," Cosgrove concluded.

Personal PAC is a bi-partisan state and local pro-choice political action committee dedicated to electing and holding accountable candidates to state and local office.


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