Rep. Carol Ammons
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.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is highlighting workshops from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) open to businesses owned and operated by people of color throughout the month of December.
Representative Ammons, Clerk Ammons, ILBCF, & American Legion Post 559 Host a Veterans Day Resource Fair & Program
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, will join Clerk & Recorder Aaron Ammons, and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation to provide housing, healthcare and other resource information to Veterans. This event will be held at the American Legion Post 559 at 704 N. Hickory St. in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 10 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
URBANA, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, released the following statement at Monday morning’s Blue Room press conference applauding the end of cash bail in Illinois as bail reform provisions of the SAFE-T Act take effect:
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Committed to showcasing the important role educational staff play in preparing the next generation, state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is encouraging community members to nominate teachers, staff, and personnel for the Those Who Excel and Teacher of the Year awards through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Ammons Landmark Measure to Promote Higher Education Programs for Incarnated Individuals Signed into Law
URBANA, Ill. – Legislation passed by state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, will assist people who have been incarcerated with building new skills and advancing their higher education.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will be holding a press conference on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. on Zoom where they will discuss the importance of Tuesday’s constitutionality ruling for the Pre-Trial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) issued the following statement following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Pre-trial Fairness Act provision in the SAFE-T Act.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, responded to Tuesday’s ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court maintaining the constitutionality of the Pre-Trial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana will lead the Uniting Our Strengths Women’s Retreat, focused on creating a safe and empowering space for women affected by gun violence on Saturday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at The Church of the Living God, in Champaign.
Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus Issues Statement Following SCOTUS Decision to Bar Affirmative Action in College Admissions
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking efforts to expand equity and opportunity in college admissions: