Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz
Full-time legislator; former educator and college counselor at CPS; B.S. in urban planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; member of the Chicago Teachers Union, member of Local School Council for the Back of the Yards High School; volunteer soccer coach and lifelong resident of the Gage Park neighborhood in Chicago.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aarón Ortíz, D-Chicago, continued to put working families first in his legislative priorities, passing two new laws to advance the right to unionize and equal treatment of freelance workers.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aarón Ortíz, D-Chicago, is expanding opportunities for personal expression in graduation ceremonies and attire through a new bill.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aarón Ortíz, D-Chicago, opened up workplace leave eligibility to the families of victims of violent crime, giving them time to coordinate end-of-life services, grieve and be with their loved ones.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aarón Ortíz, D-Chicago, will bring Southwest Side voices to major conversations about job creation, education and environmental justice as a member of several key committees in the new legislative session.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Aarón Ortíz, D-Chicago, issued the following response to the Governor’s State of the State Address, highlighting the need for fully funded services and strong fiscal decision making.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus issued the following statement in response to the devastating situation unfolding in Puerto Rico, following the landfall of Hurricane Fiona:
La Declaración del Caucus Latino del Apoyo para Puerto Rico, Después de la Devastación del Huracán Fiona
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – El Caucus Latino de la Cámara de Illinois publicó la siguiente declaración en respuesta a la situación devastadora en Puerto Rico, después del Huracán Fiona:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The following is a statement from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus regarding the recent arrival of asylum seekers to Chicago from Texas.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – La siguiente es una declaración del Caucus Legislativo Latino de Illinois con respecto a la reciente llegada de solicitantes de asilo a Chicago desde Texas.
“After a long, public process led by one of our own, Leader Lisa Hernandez, the Illinois House Latino Caucus applauds the historic congressional map passed by both chambers tonight.”