Yesterday, was Father’s Day. For me it’s a day to remember my dad, who was taken from me too soon. It’s a day I’m grateful for my children, and the wonderful young people they’re becoming. It’s a day for family.

But the meaning of that day changes when the country we call home is ripping apart families at our border. The meaning has to change when children, the same age as my own, are being kept in cages on our soil. …

It’s important that we start conversations about changing the culture of sexual harassment and discrimination in politics, state capitols and our larger communities with an acknowledgement of the courage of so many women who have chosen to speak up and speak out. In recent days, that courage has been demonstrated by many friends, colleagues and women I admire across the state of Illinois. …

This past Saturday, I spent the morning with my running mate, Juliana Stratton, at perhaps one of the most joyful events of the year — the Bud Billiken parade, the largest African-American parade in the country with people of all backgrounds coming together.

Unfortunately, that same afternoon, we sat in horror watching the events of Charlottesville unfold.

The violence led by neo-Nazis and the tragic murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, an anti-hate protester in Charlottesville, Virginia, shocked the conscience and left many Americans wondering what direction our leaders would provide after the violence advocated by white supremacists.

At these moments…

With Donald Trump as president and Republicans in control of Congress, our healthcare is under attack.

While Democratic and Republican governors across the country are speaking out about the disastrous effects repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would have on their states, Bruce Rauner remains silent. He is refusing to stand up for the millions of Illinoisans who could see their rates skyrocket or could lose coverage if Donald Trump and Republicans get their way.

I’ve been honored to take part in protests and events across Illinois, joining with thousands of you in the resistance, making calls, sending letters, and…

The basic right to quality and affordable health care is under assault by Donald Trump and Republicans in Washington. It started in the U.S. House with attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and now, the U.S. Senate is following suit with a bill that is just as mean-spirited.

Let’s be clear: this bill cannot become law. We must come together and fight against this attempt to dismantle the progress made by the ACA.

We know the numbers. Nearly 5.5 million Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions could lose access to life saving health care. 650,000 Illinoisans on Medicaid…

Bruce Rauner should be ashamed of himself. He told voters in 2014 that he was “pro-choice” and that he would protect women’s access to healthcare, but last week he proved he didn’t tell voters the truth when he said he would veto House Bill 40.

HB 40 would provide safe access to healthcare for women on state employee health insurance and Medicaid, and it would also remove a “trigger provision” from state law that would make abortions illegal in Illinois if Roe v. Wade is ever overturned.

Let me explain. Anti-choice laws in Illinois that were on the books were…

JB Pritzker

Husband, father, entrepreneur, Illinoisan. Favorite teams: @NHLBlackhawks, @chicagobulls, and @1871Chicago. Democratic candidate for governor of Illinois.

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