For Immediate Release:
Wednesday November 3, 2021
Contact: Dan Kovats,


Springfield, IL – Yesterday, Senator Darren Bailey — Republican candidate for Governor with a zero percent Illinois AFL-CIO rating — stopped by a UAW union picket line. IDCCA President Kristina Zahorik issued the following statement:

“Watching Republicans like Darren Bailey constantly gaslight Illinoisians is like living in the Twilight Zone — what’s up is down, and what’s fact is fiction. Let’s be clear to Illinois workers: Darren Bailey has a zero percent lifetime rating from the Illinois AFL-CIO, and he opposed letting voters have their say at the ballot box over whether we should constitutionally protect workers’ rights — like those UAW members — to collectively bargain.”

“Illinois Democrats and the IDCCA stand with our union brothers and sisters at John Deere, and we support their right to collectively bargain. We can’t let Darren Bailey lie to us, and voters need to remember he’s full of BS.”

As reported by Mark Maxwell of WCIA, Darren Bailey voted against putting the workers’ rights amendment on the ballot in 2022.


About the IDCCA…

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) is a statewide, grassroots Democratic Party organization comprised of the elected Democratic County Chairs in all 102 counties in Illinois. The mission of the IDCCA is to help elect Democrats in every county and region of Illinois while continuing to grow the Democratic Party throughout the state. McHenry County Democratic Chair Kristina Zahorik is the President of the IDCCA.

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