Harper Passes Legislation to Boost Youth Civic Engagement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To encourage civic engagement among young people, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed a bill that provides an excused absence for middle and high school students to engage in a civic event. “Illinois’ young people are more civically engaged...

Harper Passes Legislation to Back Minority Farmers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To further support minority farmers, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed legislation that would create a group to propose solutions to the adversities faced by minority farmers. “The inequities faced by minority farmers affect the food...

Harper Passes Legislation to Invest in Communities of Color

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed a bill that would allow the State Treasurer’s office to use investment earnings to guarantee small business and consumer loans in communities of color and low income communities. “The ongoing COVID-19...

Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....