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The election day countdown starts now! This week, our members will begin collecting petitions to get on the ballot. Help us stay strong in the fight for our communities! You've got until December 4 to sign a petition for your Democratic state representative.

Politicians start collecting signatures as Illinois election season officially kicks off

September 7, 2023

Tuesday is the official kickoff to the 2024 political season. Candidates began the work of getting on the ballot for next spring’s primary election. Voters may not be thinking a lot about the 2024 election right now, since it is…

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Thanks to House Democrats, we have expanded protections for survivors of domestic violence. Several bills co-sponsored by Rep. Joyce Mason were recently signed into law and will allow survivors to be safely distanced from their abusers and add electronic communications to orders of protection.

Illinois Lawmakers Look to Address Domestic Violence Rise With Laws to Help Survivors

August 28, 2023

An estimated one in five homicide victims are killed by an intimate partner, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The CDC also reports that about 75% of female domestic violence survivors and 48% of male survivors experience some…

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Leader Barbara Hernandez was recently on News Nation to dispel the myths regarding a new bill she co-sponsored which allows eligible individuals to apply to become police officers in Illinois.

Illinois enacts bill allowing noncitizens to join police force

August 14, 2023

(NewsNation) — Amid an alarming shortage of police officers across the country, there’s a bold new proposal that might help solve the problem: filling police ranks with non-U.S. citizens. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill last week that would…

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The tourism industry in Illinois is back and better than ever with record-breaking hotel revenues and growing visitor numbers. From museums in our lively city of Chicago to the beautiful hiking trails in southern Illinois, we have it all.

Illinois Tourism Booming Post-COVID, ‘Middle of Everything’ Campaign Successful

July 16, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — The tourism industry is booming in Illinois. State leaders announced Monday that Illinois hotels made $308 million during Fiscal Year 2023. Gov. JB Pritzker said that is the highest hotel revenue numbers in state history. 111…

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Illinois House Democrats continue to fight for women's rights. This week, they passed four measures including one that requires insurance coverage for medication abortion, hormone therapy, and HIV prevention medications.

Illinois House Approves Package of Reproductive Health Care Bills on Partisan Votes

May 25, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Illinois House Democrats approved four bills protecting reproductive health care rights Wednesday night. Senate Bill 1344 will require insurance coverage for medication abortion, hormone therapy for people needing gender affirming care, and PEP or PrEP medication to…

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Illinois' cyber-bullying statute hasn't been updated since 2012, but Rep. Margaret Croke is working to change that. House Bill 3425 would strengthen and expand the current statute. The bill now heads to Governor Pritzker's desk.

One Illinois Representatives Fight to Strengthen and Expand Cyberbullying Statute

May 12, 2023

Illinois State Representative Margaret Croke has pushed legislation to strengthen and expand the current Illinois cyber-bullying statute. House Bill 3425 expands the definition of bullying to include additional protected characteristics including; physical appearance, socioeconomic status, academic status, pregnancy, parenting status,…

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How many of these fast facts about Speaker Welch did you know? 🤔Learn more about House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch on In My Own Words with Cory Thames.

Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch on In My Own Words with Cory Thames

May 10, 2023

How many of these fast facts about Speaker Welch did you know? 🤔Learn more about House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch on In My Own Words with Cory Thames. 🎥

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Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month poster

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 10, 2023

In 2022, you elected our first Vietnamese American, Korean American, Palestinian American Muslim, Indian American Muslim, and South Asian Pacific Islander American members to the Illinois House. Our Asian American Caucus DOUBLED. And we’re just getting started. Rep. Hoan Huynh…

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Chicago politicians promise spectacular 2024 DNC

Chicago Politicians Promise Spectacular 2024 DNC

April 14, 2023

CHICAGO — With Chicago’s skyline glistening in the background, local Democrats took a victory lap Wednesday after landing the 2024 Democratic National Convention. The campaign to win the convention for Chicago began in late 2021, with Governor JB Pritzker, Senator…

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A new state bill proposed by State Rep. La Shawn Ford would require Illinois teachers to install more diverse literature into their coursework.

Illinois Bill Would Require More Diverse Reading Curriculum for K-12 Students

April 4, 2023

Rep. La Shawn Ford has teamed up with twins, Phallon and Kyra, to introduce legislation that “would require school districts to include authors from all ethnicities and backgrounds in reading assignments for grades kindergarten through 12th.”

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