Rep. Celina Villanueva
Full-time legislator; graduate, Kenwood Academy; B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; former community organizer with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; long-time resident of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement calling on Congress to reject a budget that allocates funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Migrant “Protection” Protocols (MPP), a federal program that endangers the lives of individuals seeking asylum:
CHICAGO – As cold temperatures hit the region, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, is encouraging residents in need to apply for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a winter heating assistance program that helps families pay for utility services.
CHICAGO – To highlight the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and State Sen. Omar Aquino, D-Chicago are inviting residents throughout the Chicagoland area to join them and fellow members of the Latino Caucus and the Illinois Latino Caucus Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 7 at their various visits of Latino-owned businesses, which include Mi Tierra en la Villita.
Hernandez, Villanueva Invite Local Residents for Discussion of 2020 Census at Mi Tierra en la Villita
CHICAGO – To highlight the importance of participating in the 2020 Census, state Reps. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago are working with fellow Latino Caucus members and the Illinois Latino Caucus Foundation to host the Census 2020 Tour, which will include stops across various Latino owned businesses in the Chicagoland area.
CHICAGO – State Reps. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, are inviting local residents to a get a head start on the new school year with a Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piotrowski Park, located at 4247 W. 31st St. in the Little Village.
CHICAGO, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to fight for property tax relief for local homeowners and working families, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, has been appointed to the Property Tax Relief Task Force this week after Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation backed by Villanueva.
CHICAGO – In light of the horrific hate-driven attack in El Paso, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning Donald Trump for his racist rhetoric as it is inciting violence towards Latinos and immigrants, and called for action on the Fix the FOID Act, which remained in the state Senate after passing the House this spring.
SUMMIT, Ill. –State Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, is inviting residents to a Clean Energy Town Hall meeting to discuss efforts to combat climate change and create a new clean energy economy in Illinois.
Villanueva Sponsors Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Employees from Sexual Harassment and Discrimination
CHICAGO, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to protect employees against all forms of sexual harassment and discrimination, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, sponsored comprehensive legislation to expand the protections for hotel and casino employees across Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging Congress to hold additional hearings on the politically motivated citizenship question for the 2020 Census, as the Supreme Court’s decision leaves open the possibility for the Trump Administration to find another way to justify it: