Moving Illinois Forward

I love this state and the communities I represent in the 43rd District. That is why I have worked to pass legislation that has true impact on the quality of life for Illinoisans. These include working collaboratively with colleagues to ensure equal pay for equal work for women, support for workers and collective bargaining rights, pro-environmental initiatives resulting in clean energy jobs and addressing climate change, tax reforms to fund education, gun safety measures, legislation that enables seniors to stay in their homes and so much more. 

This past year saw a new era of progress in Springfield. I was proud to support several new laws that will help our state move forward: a balanced state budget, a new multi-billion capital program to invest in our roads and schools, cannabis legalization to create jobs and provide social justice, a higher minimum wage to help working families, and giving voters the final say to create a new progressive Fair Tax system that will take the burden off of middle class taxpayers and help shore up our finances for the long term.

Illinois is now a leader in gender workplace equity with my bill strengthening the Equal Pay Act by prohibiting employers from asking for prior wage information during the hiring process. The bill had been vetoed by the previous governor twice, but I was proud to stand with Gov. Pritzker and my colleagues and advocates to sign the bill into law this summer. Watch my remarks here.

I sponsored and passed legislation as part of the new state budget to require nursing homes to have adequate nurse staffing levels and to prevent residents from being unduly sedated or medicated with their consent or their families’ consent.

I was also proud to work with the Governor and colleagues to recognize the immeasurable contributions of gay and transgender people and fight intolerance and bigotry by creating curriculum for our schools to teach students about the important work of LGBQT people, through House Bill 246.

As co-chair of the new House Child Welfare and DCFS Reform Caucus in the Illinois House, I am working across political lines to provide reforms and resources necessary to improve the safety and lives of children under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services.

 I greatly appreciate your support as we work to make a difference and turn today’s progress into a better state now and for the future. 

Honored to Serve as State Representative of the 43rd District

Since taking office, I have worked to find common ground with legislators on both sides of the aisle on the issues that affect the quality of life for residents in my district and throughout Illinois. I have fought for equal pay for equal work for women, the creation of an Illinois Council on Women and Girls, good government reform to eliminate pensions for part-time appointed and elected officials, combating climate change, increased use of renewable energy and the creation of clean-energy jobs, increasing the minimum wage, a balanced state budget, a more equitable school funding formula, common sense gun control measures, protecting women’s healthcare and ensuring that seniors in our state have access to in-home services that keep them independent and out of nursing homes.

Changing state government requires the state’s elected officials to lead by example. That’s why one of my first official actions after taking office was to reject a taxpayer-fund pension and healthcare benefits offered to legislators. Regardless of which party and which special interest group supports a particular area of the budget, I will work diligently to identify waste and to look for ways that departments can improve efficiencies and use taxpayer dollars more effectively and efficiently. Any group or agency that receives tax dollars from the state must be held accountable to ensure that funds are not misspent.

As a full-time legislator, my top priority continues to be staying accessible to the constituents I represent. I will continue to do this by walking door to door throughout the community, holding town hall meetings, and through hosting informational events for residents like my annual senior fair, advisory committees and coffee stops.

As a citizen legislator, I take my responsibility to serve the 43rd District and State of Illinois with integrity very seriously. I ask you to join me in working for the betterment of our state for our families and future generations.

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