FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday June 20, 2017
Contact: Jake Lewis, Illinois Working Together
Illinois Working Together Statement on Gov. Rauner's Speech
Rauner's Big Money Political Games Speak Louder Than His Empty Words
Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement in response to tonight's speech from Gov. Rauner:
"Tonight's speech is yet another Rauner political ploy designed to shift the blame for the crisis he intentionally created. At the exact same time the governor calls for "unity," he is using the speech to raise campaign cash and spending millions on political attack ads that undermine any attempt at compromise.
"It is undeniable that things in Illinois have gotten much worse under Rauner. More than a billion dollars are owed to schools. The state's credit rating is on the brink of junk status. Seniors are facing devastating service cuts. Countless jobs have been lost as the state falls more than $15 billion behind on paying its bills.
"Bruce Rauner needs to learn that actions speak louder than empty words. If the governor is actually serious about compromise, he will end his big-money political attacks, drop his partisan agenda, and do his job."
About Illinois Working Together
Illinois Working Together is a coalition defending all working families from anti-worker attacks. Illinois Working Together believes that Governor Rauner's wrong priorities seek to harm hardworking families and communities throughout Illinois while protecting the wealthiest. The coalition's goal is to stand up and fight back against the governor's political attacks and threats - and protect the vital services all Illinoisans rely on. It is time to get Illinois working together.
For more information, visit www.illinoisworkingtogether.org