SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – This legislative session, state Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, fought for a Fair Tax, new jobs in our community and reforms to an outdated criminal justice system.
Evans backed a Fair Tax system for Illinois that would let the residents of Illinois vote to amend the state constitution, provide tax relief for 97% of taxpayers.
“The status quo stacks the deck against our families, while giving the ultra-wealthy a free pass,” Evans said. “With a Fair Tax we can finally makes the wealthy pay their fair share in Illinois, while providing vital funding for our neighborhood schools, critical programs like childcare assistance, early intervention programs, and new job training initiatives.”
As Chairman of the House Labor Committee, Evans fought for a living wage, to create jobs in our neighborhoods and ensure that minorities are not discriminated against when seeking employment. Evans was a chief sponsor of legislation, Senate Bill 1, to raise the minimum wage in Illinois to $15.
“We need to be doing more to create good-paying jobs and spur economic growth, especially in lower income areas,” Evans said. “By raising the minimum wage to a living wage, expanding job training programs and investing in companies that create jobs in Illinois, we can help reduce crime and revitalize our neighborhoods.
Evans fought to pass numerous social justice reforms including a proposal making it illegal for law enforcement to target an individual based on race, Senate Bill 25.
“Our community has faced systemic racism for too long,” Evans said. “I fought to change our broken criminal justice system that unfairly targets residents in our area.”
“We took real steps this session to build a stronger foundation for our community, but there’s still more work to be done. I will always put our neighborhoods first and continue to work for better schools, new jobs and more economic opportunity in our neighborhoods.”
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