Rep. Sonya Harper
Executive director, Grow Greater Englewood; president, Sharper PR Communications; B.A., Journalism and Broadcast News, University of Missouri-Columbia; founder, Wood Street Meet and Greet Community Garden; community organizer, Resident Association of Greater Englewood; community representative, Local School Council, Lindblom Math and Science Academy; co-founder and campaign director, Englewood Votes!; former director of outreach, Growing Home Inc.; former news producer, Fox 19, KOMU-TV, KOPN.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois took a significant step toward a healthier future Thursday following passage of an energy plan supported by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, that will shutter dirty fossil fuel power plants, strengthen consumer protections and diversify our energy economy.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As this spring’s legislative session concluded, state Rep. and Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Chair Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, highlighted her work to support the state’s COVID-19 response and investment in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Members of Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) are offering support for the state’s Learning Renewal Guide, a set of recommendations to help local schools address learning loss by students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Passage of Health Care Reform Measures, Marking the Final Pillar of an Agenda Addressing Systemic Racism
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating passage of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a broad-based measure addressing challenges facing Illinois families including health care access, infant and maternal mortality, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and hospital access in low-income communities.
Black Caucus Celebrates Signing of Historic Reforms to Advance Economic Access, Equity and Opportunity
CHICAGO — As Illinois works to build an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law a slate of reforms spearheaded by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) to expand economic access, equity and opportunity.
CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) celebrated the signing of a new law to help combat racial inequities in education, provide better pathways to success for students and strengthen the state’s workforce.
Black Caucus Chair Harper Issues Statement on Election of Emanuel “Chris” Welch as Illinois House Speaker
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, Joint Caucus Chair for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC), issued the following statement regarding the election of state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, as the first African American Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives:
Harper Passes Major Reforms to Address Systemic Racism through Economic Access, Equity and Opportunity
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is highlighting a major package of reforms to promote economic access, equity and opportunity passed as part of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) agenda to address systemic racism.
CHICAGO – Echoing her career work fighting for Black families and disadvantaged communities, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, was elected Joint Caucus Chair for the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC).