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 – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, partnered with Alderman Howard Brookins Jr., Cook Community Commissioner Stanley Moore, Walmart and Rehoboth Apostolic Worship Center for the Annual 21st Ward Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway.
Slaughter Encourages Local Residents to Follow IDPH COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance during the Holiday Season
CHICAGO – To help prevent a surge in COVID-19 cases during the upcoming holiday season, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is reminding local residents to follow the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) most recent guidelines on how to safely celebrate this holiday amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHICAGO – To ensure that youth offenders are treated fairly and are rehabilitated during their incarceration, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently championed legislation that will overhaul Illinois’ treatment of youth offenders.
CHICAGO – To ensure that residents are able to enroll in a health insurance plan, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging local residents to take note of the upcoming extended open enrollment period which starts on Nov. 1 and ends on Jan. 15, 2022.
Slaughter-Backed Measure Requires Insurance Companies to Provide Coverage for Mental Health Services
CHICAGO – To improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities across the state, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that will require insurance companies to provide policyholders with coverage for mental health and substance abuse services.
Slaughter Continues the Fight for Criminal Justice Reform on Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies
CHICAGO – To advance the conversation around policing and the continued use of qualified immunity, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago was recently appointed by House Speaker Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch as one of the co-chairs of the Constitutional Rights and Remedies Task Force.
CHICAGO – To address the needs of local organizations that strive to make their communities safer and less violent, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging them to apply for the 2021 Community-Based Violence Intervention and Prevention (CB-VIP) grant program.
Slaughter Attends Conference for Prestigious Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development
CHICAGO – Due to his leadership on critical state legislation, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, was selected for and participated in the Council of State Governments (CSG) Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) program this week.
CHICAGO – To address longstanding racial disparities facing children and families under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and increase the legislature’s oversight of the department, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that requires DCFS to submit an annual report on the state of it to the legislature.
CHICAGO – To support families across the state and ensure that pregnant women have the accommodations that they need during their pregnancy, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that will allow pregnant women to receive a temporary disability placard that will allow them to use disabled parking spaces.