Lt. Gov. Stratton Launches #WeAreIllinois Campaign
Lt. Governor will promote local businesses and community groups across Illinois that are going above and beyond in responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

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[September 21, 2020]  Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton has put out the call to all Illinoisans to submit local businesses and community organizations that are going above and beyond their normal work parameters to respond to the growing needs facing our communities amid this global pandemic. From highlighting a business where the CEO is taking a pay cut to avoid laying off workers, to groups that are making meals for first responders and health care workers, the Lt. Governor will be highlighting on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) twice weekly through May under the hashtag #WeAreIllinois, to provide much needed “feel-good” stories from the frontlines.

“I am looking to promote a message of solidarity, perseverance and resilience in this crisis we’re facing,” Lt. Gov. Stratton said. “For the mental health and wellbeing of all Illinoisans, I believe it’s important to also spotlight our everyday heroes and the work that they’re doing to add some needed relief even in the midst of a news cycle dominated by harsh realities of sick counts, shattered livelihoods and lost lives.”

The purpose of this campaign is to bring awareness of and support to Illinois businesses and community organizations that are showing the strength of Illinoisans while adhering to the Governor’s Stay-At-Home order.


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By uplifting diverse groups and businesses under the hashtag #WeAreIllinois, Lieutenant Governor Stratton hopes to show just how resilient the local economies in our state are and how, together, we’ll all get through this.

[Office of Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton]


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