Rep. Carol Ammons
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243-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
300 S. Broadway
Urbana, IL 61820
(217) 666-7521 FAX
State Representative Carol Ammons is serving her fourth term representing the 103rd District. Rep. Ammons is a career activist fighting for equality and justice. She is the first African-American woman elected to the 103rd District and is now the voice and advocate of her constituents in Champaign-Urbana. While in office, Representative Ammons has dedicated her time and energy toward helping her district and the state through public service.
Bridging the gap between grassroots activism and elected office, Rep Ammons is an experienced, independent Democrat who is effectively working for the citizens of Champaign-Urbana. She has a combined fifteen years of service in elected office, at the county, city, and state levels. Carol serves as Chairperson of the House Democratic Conference making her part of the Speaker’s leadership team. Additionally, Leader Ammons sits on the committee for Higher Education, Counties & Townships, Appropriations-Higher Education, Energy & Environment, Ethics & Elections, and the Committee for Economic Opportunity & Equity.
Leader Ammons remains a crucial policymaker within the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has served as both secretary and treasurer, she previously served as Vice-Chair of the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus, is the Co-Chair of the Illinois House Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the Asian American Caucus. Leader Ammons also sat on the Illinois State Supreme Court Commission for Pretrial Practice Reform and the subsequent implementation task force. Carol was awarded the 2019 National Shining Star Award from the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (N.O.B.E.L), she has a 100% rating with the Illinois Environmental Council, and lastly, Carol Ammons is both an EDGAR fellow (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois) and a BILLD fellow (The Council of State Governments, Midwestern Office).
As an activist turned lawmaker, Leader Ammons is laser-focused on cultivating the crucial relationship between community organizers and the state legislature. She knows that in order to achieve equality, lawmakers and activists must align their goals, policies, and actions.
Black Caucus Addresses Shooting at Western Illinois University
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Joint Legislative Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the deadly shooting at Western Illinois University over the weekend.
Ammons, Slaughter Champion Parole Reform, Promote Equity in Justice System
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, unveiled their parole reform legislation, equalizing the racial gap in the state’s criminal justice system during a press conference on Tuesday.
Black Caucus to Hold Press Conference Following Governor’s Address
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will discuss their budget priorities at a press conference 15 minutes after the conclusion of the governor’s 12 p.m. budget address in front of the 2nd floor staircase of the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Response to Release of Police Body Camera Footage of Killing of Tyre Nichols
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In response to the release of police body camera footage showing the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis officers, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) released the following statement:
Ammons Joins Women’s Caucus as Vice Chair
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement in response to her appointment to the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus:
Ammons Passes Historic Gun Safety and Abortion Legislation, Protects Illinois Families
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued a statement, following the passage late Thursday evening of record gun safety and reproductive health legislation:
Ammons Statement on the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Inauguration
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement regarding the upcoming 2023 103rd General Assembly Black Caucus Inauguration at the Wyndham City Centre at 703 E. Adams St. in Springfield on January 11 at 4 p.m.:
Ammons Becomes Joint Chair of Legislative Black Caucus
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus elected state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, to become the next Joint Chairwoman.
New Illinois Task Force Formed to Remove Barriers to Employment & Entrepreneurship
Task force will explore ways to reduce occupational licensing burdens on low- and middle-income workers
Ammons Statement on the Memorial Service for late State Sen. Scott Bennett
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement regarding the memorial service for Senator Scott Bennett: