SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, released the following statement Wednesday, beginning a new term in the Illinois House:
“More than ever, I am committed to advocating for the interests of the families and small businesses throughout the communities of Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, Hoffman Estates, Hanover Park, and Roselle that make up our district. I am proud of the work I have done to improve access to health resources, assist small businesses recovering from the pandemic, and support children and families across our communities. There is still much more to do.
“While many states seek to strip away reproductive freedoms, we must continue to move Illinois in a better direction. We must continue to defend the right to choose, and expand access to all forms of health care. I am committed to making sure that our seniors and families can afford their prescription without forcing them to decide between buying groceries or the medicine they need to live.
“I will continue to fight to enrich the lives of our middle-class families by collaborating with my fellow legislators to provide job training, access to high-wage jobs. And to alleviate the challenges facing small businesses. I will also continue to support our law enforcement agencies, enhance protections for victims and survivors of crime, and fight for more funding for mental health and substance abuse treatment. I pledge to continue to advocate for the needs of the children and families throughout our state, especially those with special needs. All children regardless of their zip code and ability have the fundamental right to a quality education.
“I am excited to welcome our new legislators and get to work with those in both parties to get things done for our communities and our state!”