New filing: Assertion that Pritzker was never told of racial discrimination in his campaign organization ‘provably false’ | Cook County Record

CHICAGO — Lawyers for a group of volunteers who worked on J.B. Pritzker’s gubernatorial campaign and now are pressing a racial discrimination lawsuit are continuing efforts to get the governor to give sworn testimony about whether he was aware of the conditions giving rise to their claims.

Attorneys Shay Allen and Jeanette Samuels, both of Chicago, represent a group of black and Latino people who had worked or were still working as field organizers in the Pritzker campaign at the time the lawsuit was filed in 2018. The complaint notes many of the plaintiffs also worked on other high-profile Democratic campaigns, while others worked as activists in other progressive causes and for labor unions.