Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn Speaks at 4 Black Churches on Sunday in Support of Increasing the Minimum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn signs autographs on Sunday outside the Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park. (Tara Kadioglu/For Sun-Times Media)
Gov. Pat Quinn signs autographs on Sunday outside the Community Covenant Church in Calumet Park. (Tara Kadioglu/For Sun-Times Media)

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn spoke at four churches in the Chicago area to appeal to black voters, calling the minimum wage “the fundamental issue in this campaign.”

“We have a chance in this election to go forward to make sure those who work hard, who are working 40 hours a week, raising children — moms and dads raising kids — they should get more than $8.25 an hour for their labor,” Quinn said outside the Lighthouse Church of All Nations in Alsip.

He supports raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour. He pointed to his Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, as presenting voters with “such a stark choice” on this issue.

“He’s said over and over again that he’s adamantly, adamantly against raising the minimum wage,” Quinn said.

“I’m adamantly for raising the minimum wage,” Quinn said, calling Rauner’s platform “heartless, unfair and ruthless.”

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SOURCE: TARA KADIOGLU
The Chicago Sun-Times

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