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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Fighting to protect Illinois’ environment and water supplies for those living near coal power plants, state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, passed legislation out of the Illinois House that seeks to reduce the harmful effects of coal combustion residual (CCR), or coal ash.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement after supporting a Fair Tax amendment, a first step toward fairer taxes and relief for 99% of area residents:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is supporting a Fair Tax plan that will balance the budget and fund lifesaving services by making the wealthy pay their fair share – all while cutting taxes for 99% of local residents and preventing future tax hikes on the middle class.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his first budget address for the state:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To help Illinois’ hardworking families and businesses, state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, voted to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Ammons to Advocate for Students, University Employees and Communities as Chair of Higher Education Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, will continue her fight for affordable college, and speak up for university employees and communities that depend on them as the new chair the House Higher Education Committee.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, launched a petition drive this week urging Gov. Bruce Rauner and members of the General Assembly to restore funding for programs and services vital to higher education, like Monetary Award Program (MAP) Grants and...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, stood alongside students from Illinois Universities in Springfield last week in support of strong funding for higher education. Ammons met with students at the Capitol to discuss how Gov. Bruce Rauner’s...
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