Equality Illinois PAC held a fundraising event on Thursday night to raise financial support for eight state legislators: State Sen. Don Harmon, and state Reps. Jaime Andrade, Toni Berrios, Thaddeus Jones, Christian Mitchell, Ron Sandack, Ed Sullivan and Kathleen Willis.
"All of the candidates are looking good in the primary, but we have to leave no stone unturned," said Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois. "We have to stand by our friends."
Cherkasov said that Equality Illinois PAC is running 18 phone banks several days a week until the primary election; the organization expects to make about 60,000 phone calls before then.
The Windy City Media Group reported that the event included discussion about a new focus for the PAC. Cherkasov said the organization would turn to issues such as transgender rights and school bullying.