CHICAGO – To help Black communities across Illinois overcome the effects of systemic racism, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, joined the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) to announce a policy agenda that supports and uplifts Black families.
“For more than 400 years, the Black community has been oppressed by systemic racism and the forces of white supremacy,” said Slaughter. “Now is the time to finally address the injustices that have held back the progress in Black communities throughout our nation.”
The ILBC recently unveiled a set of four policy areas that they will use to build toward a legislative agenda to help Black communities across Illinois overcome the challenges they face from centuries of oppression. The four pillars of the agenda will be focused on achieving criminal justice reform, equal access to education, business development and health services. ILBC plans to use these pillars to guide efforts to create legislation to uplift Illinois’ Black community.
“I know that there is an immense amount of work to be done to repair the harm that has been done to our communities from decades of assault from systemic racism,” said Slaughter. “I look forward to returning to Springfield to continue to fight for our communities and provide solutions to the problems we face.”
For more information on the ILBC policy proposals, please contact Slaughter’s office at 773-445-9700.