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
SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent deaths of state troopers near their parked emergency vehicles, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported a measure to protect emergency workers from reckless driving when they are engaged in roadside stops.
SPRINGFIELD – In response to the tragic mass shooting in Aurora earlier this year, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, backed legislation that would update gun safety laws to provide law enforcement with tools to prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands and close loopholes in the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) system that enabled the Aurora gunman to obtain a firearm.
Slaughter Backs Fair Tax, Expanded Access to Health Care and Criminal Justice Reform in Legislative Session
SPRINGFIELD, Ill – Throughout the 2019 Legislative Session, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, advocated for middle-class families by supporting a Fair Tax, protected access to health care, backed commonsense gun safety legislation and fought for criminal justice reforms.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to improve water quality and create job opportunities for Illinois residents, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently passed legislation to help support and prepare individuals for careers in water infrastructure.
CHICAGO – To help ensure access to quality, affordable healthcare, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation to prevent insurance companies from enacting unreasonable rate increases.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, to help prevent youth homelessness recently passed the Illinois House.
CHICAGO – To provide Cook County seniors with easier access to needed property tax relief, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation that would eliminate a provision that requires local seniors to reapply annually for tax exemptions.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently visited the Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry to discuss ongoing efforts to provide food to local families and individuals struggling with hunger.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that would require the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide individuals being released from prison with information about their voting rights.
CHICAGO – To help provide college students with better access to mental health resources, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation to require colleges and universities to develop support systems for students experiencing mental health issues.