Rep. Justin Slaughter
B.A. in political science, University of Chicago; Master’s of Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University; member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and served on the executive board of his local chapter’s foundation. A native Chicagoan, Slaughter grew up on the South Side in the Washington Heights community where he currently still resides
CHICAGO – To support Illinois’ commitment to diversity and equality in workplaces across the state and ensure all employees receive a fair wage, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently voted to pass legislation that strengthens Illinois’ existing equal pay laws.
CHICAGO – To uplift and support survivors of human trafficking and related crimes, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported a new law that will allow survivors to apply for and receive public benefits.
CHICAGO – To help working families and youth struggling financially during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported a new state law that allows minors to apply for and receive employment certificates online.
CHICAGO – To assist small business owners in accessing critical resources and ensure they are set up for success, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is highlighting Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Week.
CHICAGO – A measure backed by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, to help sexual assault survivors better navigate the justice system is now the law in Illinois.
CHICAGO – Under a new Illinois law sponsored by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, college athletes are finally able to make endorsement deals with companies and profit from their talents.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that allows developmentally disabled individuals who live in group homes to retain more of the money they make from employment.
CHICAGO – Measures to improve compensation for victims of crime and strengthen and enhance the SAFE-T Act, Illinois’ comprehensive criminal justice reforms passed earlier this year, championed by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, were recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
CHICAGO – To ensure that individuals who are already struggling during the pandemic are not faced with further hardship, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that will limit the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s (IDES) ability to force residents to give back unemployment benefits they have already received.
CHICAGO –To strengthen Illinois’ commitment to keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous individuals, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that will modernize the state’s Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) system. House Bill 562 passed both chambers of the General Assembly earlier this month.