Skip to comments.Pritzker Field Organizers Alleging Racism
Posted on 10/23/2018 8:14:04 AM PDT by PBRCat
A group of employees alleging racism in Democrat J.B. Pritzkers campaign offices strongly denied Monday any political motivation for their federal lawsuit with one former worker saying shed personally spoke to the candidate about discrimination.
He promised me to address it, and I was laid off, said Kayla Hogan, a former field organizer for the campaign.
Eight of the 10 current and former employees appeared with their lawyers Monday at an office on the South Side, saying they felt their side of the story hadnt been accurately portrayed in news reports about the suit, filed last week.
Since then, our clients have been maligned as extortionists and stooges, who only filed this suit for political purposes, said Jeanette Samuels, one of the attorneys representing the group. This is not about politics. Our clients claims are above politics.
One worker, Maxwell Little, said hed filed complaints about the way hed been treated while working for the campaign, but to no avail.
We were ignored, silenced, intimidated and forced to endure their abuse of power, Little said.
In the suit, the plaintiffs all field organizers allege that while the campaign has hired African-American and Latino workers, the vast majority are herded into race-specific positions where they are expected to interact with the public, offered no meaningful chance for advancement, and receive less favorable treatment than their white counterparts who engage with, as the campaign sees it, a more desirable constituency.
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After she was spoke, was he woke?
If this lawsuit had targeted a Republican, it would be front page national news for days.
Too bad Rauner is...Rauner.
A Democrat? Racist? How could this be?/s
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