SPRINGFIELD – On Wednesday, state Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, was inaugurated to the 101st General Assembly, where she’ll continue advocating for a progressive legislative agenda focused on providing access to human services for children and people with disabilities, standing up against powerful gun lobbyists to make our communities safer, and strengthening protections for the environment. Gabel released the following statement:
“The Future Energy Jobs Act that I supported in 2016 has been fully implemented, putting Illinois on a far more sustainable path to the future. The passage of Automatic Voter Registration has the potential to add one million people to the voter roll, providing better access for Illinois citizens to participate in our democracy.
“During my previous term, I sponsored and passed legislation to improve access to special education services, ensure providers of vital programs for young people receive the funding they need so vulnerable kids don’t fall through the cracks, and implemented parenting education programs in schools so we can lift up whole families in our community.
“We’ve made real progress implementing gun control measures by implementing 24-hour waiting period for firearm purchases and empowering family members to petition the court to remove guns from the possession of a loved one who is at risk of hurting themselves or others.
“I’m so thankful to the people of my district for putting their faith in me to continue representing our community in Springfield. There’s so much work left to be done to help the most vulnerable in our communities and to address climate change. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish with both sides of the aisle working together.”