Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz
Full-time legislator; human rights attorney; B.A., Indiana University, J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, L.L.M, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law; former litigation attorney at Winston and Strawn; founding member and co-chair of the Illinois Unaccompanied Children’s Task Force; former Director of the Highland Park – Highwood Legal Aid Clinic; former board member of the Glenview Education Foundation; lives in Glenview with her husband and three sons.
CHICAGO, Ill. –State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, released the following statement after attending the historic signing of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which protects women’s right to choose in Illinois:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With session ending for the summer, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, spent this past spring working on a number of measures to protect reproductive rights, hold corporations accountable for pollution, protect immigrants from discrimination and pass a balanced, responsible budget that protects the middle class while funding critical services and education.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In a push back against attacks across the country on reproductive rights, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, helped to pass the Reproductive Health Act out of the Illinois House. She released the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to end the exploitation of immigrants, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, has introduced legislation to encourage them to speak up against those who have harmed them.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A resolution backed by state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, defends women’s reproductive rights by calling on the federal government to restore funding to women’s health clinics.
Gong-Gershowitz Votes in Favor of Making History Curriculum More Inclusive, Include LGBT Contributions
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To expand and improve history education for our children, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, voted in favor of a bill to expand history curriculum to include contributions of the LGBT community.
Gong-Gershowitz Introduces Bill to Strengthen Background Checks, Prevent those with Violent Pasts from Obtaining Firearms
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To strengthen background checks for firearm purchases, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, introduced a bill to require applicants to provide fingerprints when applying for a state license.
Gong-Gershowitz: Looking Forward to Finding Comprehensive Solutions and Fighting for Progressive Values
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Budget Address, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, issued the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, voted for a minimum wage increase that balances the needs of workers and small businesses, improving the standard of living for millions of Illinoisans and spurring economic activity in communities throughout the state.
SPRINGFIELD – Continuing her mission to help the vulnerable, state Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, passed her first bill out of committee this week to improve the process of designating a legal guardian of children in the event the child is separated from their parent during immigration proceedings.