Actor Martin Sheen and Gov. Pat Quinn have a joint appearance planned Thursday in Chicago to campaign for Quinn on his proposal to raise Illinois' $8.25-an-hour minimum wage, an issue the Chicago Democrat intends to use in his re-election bid this year.
In 2011 Sheen help Quinn campaign to abolished Illinois' death penalty. In return Quinn declared August 19, 2011, "Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez Day." Speaking about Quinn, Sheen told WLS-TV:
"You've got this guy in the middle of it all in Illinois who's a progressive, who's deeply humane, extremely bright and so practical and he's just one of my heroes and I adore him."