CICERO, Ill. — Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, will ensure local voices are heard in major conversations about funding critical services, education, economic development and immigration rights as a member of several key House committees. Her legislative agenda for the coming session includes plans to promote economic development and to improve educational opportunities throughout Illinois.

“Many Illinois schools have not yet fully recovered from the Covid-19 crisis. I am ready to get to work to make funding for education a priority and to identify and address these issues that have piled up due to the pandemic,” Hernandez said. “And in the wake of unprecedented immigration challenges and other developments including the unethical practice of some officials in other states who are sending immigrants to Illinois on buses, I am also excited to have the opportunity to continue to support our immigrant communities statewide.”

Hernandez, who worked in Cicero Public Schools for 17 years, will advocate for fair education funding for all communities as a member of the Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education, and fight affordable college opportunities on the Appropriations-Higher Education Committee. Hernandez will also serve on the Revenue & Finance Committee, which handles issues critical to budget-making and financial management. 

Hernandez will demand inclusive policies and Immigration & Human Rights, Labor & Commerce, Revenue & Finance.

As a member of the Labor & Commerce Committee and Immigration & Human Rights Committee, Hernandez will be working to promote equitable workplaces and expanded opportunity for all, as well as develop policies aimed at continuing the current trend of economic growth in Illinois. Hernandez is also committed to maintaining a fair and equitable marketplace in Illinois.

“Now is the time to work ahead and craft bills that will lay the foundation for moving our district and the state forward,” Hernandez said. “In a time of unprecedented challenges, we must take advantage of every opportunity to build a stronger economy and a brighter future for all Illinois families.”

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Springfield, IL 62706
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District Office:
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Cicero, IL 60804
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