Rep. Kelly Cassidy
269-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6592 FAX
1507 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 784-2060 FAX
LGBT rights activist and organizer; former legislative director for the National Organization for Women; former legislative aide to state Sen. John Cullerton; former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Programs and Development in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; only openly gay female legislator serving in the General Assembly; has three children.
New House Plan Would Strengthen Reproductive Freedoms in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Recognizing that states are the last line of defense in a post-Dobbs environment, the House Reproductive Health and the Dobbs Decision Working Group, led by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, unveiled a plan Thursday that would strengthen and expand reproductive freedoms through a number of actions.
Blue Room Press Conference Today: Reproductive Health Working Group introduces Proposal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Leading stakeholders and the House Reproductive Health and the Dobbs Decision Working Group, led by state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, will unveil their proposal today to expand and strengthen state reproductive freedoms in the wake of the Dobbs Supreme Court decision.
Cassidy Introduces TExAS Act, Creates New Civil Penalties on Rapists and Abusers
CHICAGO – Today, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed HB 4146, the TExAS Act (The Expanding Abortion Services Act). The TExAS Act seeks to affirm the steps Illinois has taken to ensure that our state remains a place where the full range of reproductive health services are available and accessible to all people, including those forced to travel out of state from jurisdictions seeking to restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health care.
House Budget Chairs: Budget Address a First Step to Addressing Illinois’ Challenges
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House appropriation committee chairs Luis Arroyo, Kelly Cassidy, La Shawn K. Ford, Robyn Gabel, Rita Mayfield and Robert ‘Bob’ Rita released the following statement Wednesday following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address:
Cassidy: Proud to Have Foxx’s Support on Legalized Cannabis
“I would like to thank State’s Attorney Foxx for her support of this proposal that would help correct bad public policy that has damaged thousands of lives in Illinois.
Cassidy Begins New Term in 101st General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, was sworn into her fifth term in office on Wednesday, vowing to remain committed to protecting the state’s vital services for residents, pursuing smart criminal justice reforms and working to implement progressive policies that move Illinois forward.
Steans and Cassidy: It Would Be a Mistake to Ignore the Facts on Legalizing Marijuana
CHICAGO – The sponsors of legislation to legalize recreational cannabis for adults in Illinois pushed back against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s opposition based on a supposed lack of data to support legalization.
Cassidy Passes Legislation to Stop Divisive Practice, Promote Community Engagement
CHICAGO – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, passed legislation out of the House recently that would change the current practice of criminalizing the act of simply being in the same room as a member of a street gang. “While we understand the intent of the current...
Victims of Gun Violence, Families Urge Lawmakers to Restore Funding for Violence-Prevention Cut by Rauner
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Victims of gun violence and their families gave emotional testimony urging lawmakers to restore funding Gov. Bruce Rauner slashed for CeaseFire, a community-based violence-prevention program, at an Appropriations-Public Safety Committee hearing in...
Cassidy Introduces Legislation to Hold Gun Owners Accountable
CHICAGO – As gun violence in the city continues to rise at a devastating pace, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, recently introduced legislation that would strengthen the repercussions against gun owners who are irresponsible with their weapons. “Many of the people...