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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level protections to combat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda and ensure Illinois supports and lifts up its immigrant community.
Ortiz Fights for Tax Relief, Living Wage, Affordable Health Care, Immigrant Families, Combats Violence this Session
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – This session, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, worked to provide working families much-needed tax relief, increase wages, protect access to health care for Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions, ensure an elected Chicago School Board, protect immigrant families from Trump’s deportation officers and combat senseless gun violence.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fighting to provide tax relief for their local residents and demand the wealthy pay their fair share in taxes, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, issued the following joint statement after supporting the Fair Tax amendment:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging for the passage of the Fair Tax Amendment:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to the egregious attacks on women’s reproductive rights by extremist politicians around the country, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging for action on the Reproductive Health Act:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging the passage of legislation that would ensure greater representation of Latinos, African Americans and women on corporate boards
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus commends Governor J.B. Pritzker’s commitment to diversity in appointing Dr. Carmen Ayala as the superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education, making her not only the first Latina, but the first person of color and a woman to serve as the permanent superintendent.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address:
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump for fabricating an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in order bypass Congress, hide his own failures and build a wall that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to the passage of a gradual minimum wage increase for working families across Illinois: