ALTON — Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton made a downstate appearance Saturday at the Liberty Bank Amphitheater.
Stratton attended the Madison County Democrats annual fundraiser JFK event, held outdoors this year with family activities and food vendors, including Alton’s LaMay’s Catering and Da Joint food truck.
Speakers started making their addresses at 4:30 p.m., including Alton Mayor David Goins, who welcomed guests and said he was proud to host the event in Alton. The Madison County Democrats chair Randy Harris introduced Stratton, for a short, concise address, who made her address at approximately 4:45 p.m.
“When J.B. (Pritzker) and I were elected we started to repair the damage done by Rauner and his Republican allies,” Stratton began. “We’ve done a lot of work to lift up not only our working families, but also women,” she said to a big round of applause.
She touted the Pritzker administration, of which she became a part when Pritzker and she, as his running mate, won election in 2018. She praised the administration for protecting women’s reproductive choice against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, providing more protections for survivors of domestic violence and supporting equal pay for women for equal work.
“I’m so proud of our governor,” she said. “He followed science for COVID guidance and provided health care to 100,000 more Illinoisans.
“He’s created the largest program in state history to repair roads, bridges and schools,” she said. “And we’re just getting started. It’s the people united in doing grassroots work for our success. Thank you so much for your support.”
She apologized that she could not stay for the entire event, whch was from 3-6 p.m. Saturday on the Alton riverfront. She left immediately after her address to Democratic supporters.
The amphitheater grounds were open for free to the community and vendors’ food was sold.
via Alton Telegraph
October 10, 2021 at 08:21AM