Illinois State Senator Dick Durbin is just one of several political leaders to step foot onto "Bainport."
It's a camp ground set up by dozens of Sensata workers. They're protesting Bain Capital for shipping their jobs to China, but also calling its co-founder Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney to save their jobs.
"I mean it's going to hurt the economy big time here because there's what? 171 families that are going to be devasted by this happening to them," said Lynn Kuhse.
Sensata Technologies in Freeport is owned by Bain Capital.
The company announced plans to shut down the plant as well as laying of 170 workers come November.
"... and to think that these American workers had to train their Chinese replacements. I mean... that to me is the ultimate insult to these good workers and their family," said Sen. Durbin.
Tom Gaulrapp is one of these good workers. He's been working at the plant for more than 3-decades.
Gaulrapp said, he didn't think his "american dream" was going to end like this.
"This is my american dream was to have a decent house. You know and to be able to have a decent life," said Gaulrapp.
And the "american dream" is something Sen. Durbin says he's willing to fight for the American people.
"We need to focus on creating good paying jobs right here in America. We need a tax code that doesn't reward a company for sending jobs overseas, but rewards a company that keeps jobs in this country that pays a good wage," said Sen. Durbin.