SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, will serve on several significant House committees positioning her to help fight for working families, environmental protections, better school curriculum policies for students and teachers, public safety programs and stronger mental health services for Illinois’ most vulnerable.
“My committee assignments greatly reflect my personal values and the makeup of my district as there are many teachers, first responders, and union workers within its boundaries,” said LaPointe. “I’m prepared to work with my colleagues to find the best solutions to the issues that are impacting my community and Illinois.
LaPointe has been appointed to the House Labor & Commerce Committee where she will fight for policies that strengthen middle-class families and protect workers’ wages and benefits. LaPointe will also serve on the House Energy & Environment Committee to support legislation like House Bill 3624- the Clean Energy and Jobs Act, which would allow Illinois to move toward a green economy while protecting the state’s natural resources.
On the House Appropriations Public Safety Committee, LaPointe will support improvements to public safety initiatives and hear from advocates on existing violence prevention programs that focus on evidence-based strategies like job training and investments in education.
LaPointe is also a member of the House Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee, where she will work with agencies like the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to enhance educational opportunities for Illinois students. Finally, LaPointe will push for greater access to affordable mental health resources and care as a new member of the House Mental Health Committee.
“I look forward to working with my colleagues on the ideas that will move Illinois forward and benefit our hard-working men and women, students, schools and teachers and the environment. Illinois must also modernize its mental health policies and ensure there is parity and fair treatment of those conditions in peoples’ insurance plans,” said LaPointe. “While so much has been done in Springfield this year alone, much work remains to undo the wreckage of the past four years and get Illinois on sound footing.”
LaPointe represents the 19th District, which covers portions of Chicago’s Big Oaks, Dunning, Gladstone Park, Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Union Ridge and West Portage Park neighborhoods, and River Grove, Elmwood Park, Norridge and Harwood Heights.