Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
Full-time legislator; former educator and college counselor at CPS; B.S. in urban planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; member of the Chicago Teachers Union, member of Local School Council for the Back of the Yards High School; volunteer soccer coach and lifelong resident of the Gage Park neighborhood in Chicago.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is working with state Rep. Celina Villanueva, Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya, and Ald. Mike Rodriguez to help local residents reduce their property tax bills by hosting two property tax appeal workshops this month.
CHICAGO – To highlight the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and State Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago are inviting residents throughout the Chicagoland area to join them and fellow members of the Latino Caucus and the Illinois Latino Caucus Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 7 at their various visits of Latino-owned businesses, which include Mi Tierra en la Villita.
CHICAGO – Committed to ensuring everyone is counted and heard in the 2020 Census, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is hosting a community conversation about the importance of participating on Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at El Tarasco Restaurant, located at 4358 W. 51st in Chicago.
Ortiz-Backed Measure Expanding Access to Banking Services to Underserved Communities Signed into Law
CHICAGO – Underserved communities, which tend to be low-income and immigrant, will have expanded access to banking services under a new law backed by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago.
Ortiz Effort to Encourage Diversity of Student-Trustees at University of Illinois System Signed into Law
CHICAGO – Undocumented students at the University of Illinois will have a voice in their university’s decisions under legislation passed by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, expanding student body representation among the university board of trustees which is now law.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is inviting local families to kick off a new school year with a variety of free services and resources at his ‘Back to School Bash’ on Tuesday, August 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Thomas Kelly College Prep, located at 4136 S. California Ave in Chicago.
CHICAGO – In light of the horrific hate-driven attack in El Paso, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning Donald Trump for his racist rhetoric as it is inciting violence towards Latinos and immigrants, and called for action on the Fix the FOID Act, which remained in the state Senate after passing the House this spring.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation backed by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, which would make it easier for qualifying Cook County seniors to receive cost-saving exemptions awaits Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature.
CHICAGO – In light of Donald Trump’s attacks on affordable health care for working families, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, championed legislation to help Illinois residents enroll in affordable health care coverage through the Illinois Marketplace by ensuring information is readily available to them.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging Congress to hold additional hearings on the politically motivated citizenship question for the 2020 Census, as the Supreme Court’s decision leaves open the possibility for the Trump Administration to find another way to justify it: