I am a Democrat who is going to the ‘Open Macoupin County Now’ rally today (Saturday) in Carlinville. I am going because I believe it is past time for Governor Pritzker to allow businesses that wish to reopen or open.
Make no mistake, I applaud his quick and decisive action in early March which saved lives as we bolstered our healthcare system and learned safe practices during this pandemic. Now I wish he would listen to us in this part of the state and remove the shackles but instead he is deaf to our appeals.
Our relatives, friends, and neighbors are losing their jobs and businesses due to decisions being made by one man. Where is our choice?
If a business wishes to open and you do not feel safe going there then don’t go there. That is your choice. You are being denied that choice. Are you just fine with that? If you do not speak up then you are only encouraging him to continue denying all of us a choice.