Local 1 Members Fired Up to Vote at JB Pritzker Rally

Stepping to the beat of the Dunbar High School marching band, hundreds of  SEIU Local 1, SEIU HCII and SEIU Local 73 members rallied and marched their way to the polls with progressive leaders JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton and Kwame Raoul—the respective Democratic candidates for Illinois governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general—along with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs.

JB Pritzker: “We are fighting for a $15 minimum wage and a union.”

With early voting open ahead of the Nov. 6 election, hundreds of SEIU members cast their vote for candidates who support working families. Janitors, security officers and higher education professors and adjuncts, along with homecare, hospital and airport workers from all different backgrounds came together to show their in the street as well as the voting booth and to enjoy a day of music and fun activities.

SEIU members are working to elect true progressive leaders like JB Pritzker, Juliana Stratton and Kwame Raoul, who will fight for all Illinois working families by leading on union expansion, a $15 statewide minimum wage and higher overall wages for all working people. Because Whether white, Black or brown, Michigan working families care about the same issues: higher wages, better benefits, safe communities, good schools and meaningful progress in the fights for economic, racial, immigrant and environmental justice.

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