CHICAGO, Ill. – As she enters the 100th Illinois General Assembly, State Rep. Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, is fighting for a budget that prioritizes middle-class families in her community and a new economic plan that makes Illinois friendlier and fairer to businesses.
“The State of Illinois can help our businesses grow while also helping our middle-class families be successful,” Conyears-Ervin said. “It is my number one priority while working on this budget to support our families and strengthen the excellent small businesses that employ them. There is no reason that we must cut wages and strip protections from workers to help increase business profits.”
Conyears-Ervin supports raising the minimum wage and increasing the Earned Income Tax credit so hard-working families are able to support themselves and save more of the money they earned. Additionally, she supports leveling the playing field for small businesses by closing tax loopholes that allows large corporations to get away with paying nothing.
“I will work to ensure large corporations can’t utilize loopholes to pay nothing while our hard-working families pay their fair share and struggle to get by,” Conyears-Ervin said. “I will fight for a fair Illinois that protects our families and offers our businesses a friendlier environment so they can grow. It’s an honor to serve the people of the 10th district, and I encourage anyone with questions or concerns to reach out to my office.”
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin is the new state representative for Illinois’ 10th district. Her office can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.