I was born and raised in Chicago, and currently work helping to keep Secretary of State Jesse White safe in the Thompson Center. I’m also pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Chicago State so I can better myself and move up in my career. Secretary White knows I do a good job, but it’s gotten harder and harder to do my work under Bruce Rauner and his mismanagement.
For three years, my pay raises have been stuck in limbo because of Bruce Rauner’s Department of Labor— and I’ve even missed out on paychecks due to his budget crisis. Now, even after a budget has been passed, I still can’t get the back pay that I’m owed as this governor refuses to own up to his mismanagement. After not getting a raise for years, I’m struggling to even pay rent. I’m not ashamed to say it’s been hard, but I also know things shouldn’t be this way.
I’m with JB because I think he’s the perfect candidate for Illinois. His work to make sure no child in Illinois goes to school hungry shows me he understands the challenges working families go through. I know he’ll support people like me, I know he will make sure working people get what they deserve.