Rep. Sonya Harper
Executive director, Grow Greater Englewood; president, Sharper PR Communications; B.A., Journalism and Broadcast News, University of Missouri-Columbia; founder, Wood Street Meet and Greet Community Garden; community organizer, Resident Association of Greater Englewood; community representative, Local School Council, Lindblom Math and Science Academy; co-founder and campaign director, Englewood Votes!; former director of outreach, Growing Home Inc.; former news producer, Fox 19, KOMU-TV, KOPN.
CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, released the following statement hailing the announcement by Gov. JB Pritzker that Google will occupy the Thompson Center.
CHICAGO – Following her selection by The Council of State Governments (CSG), state Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, is announcing that she is one of 48 state-level officials nationwide who will participate in the 2022 CSG Henry Toll Fellowship in Lexington, Kentucky.
CHICAGO – A new state law introduced by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, will create an Agriculture Equity Commission tasked with providing an annual report with policy solutions, recommendations and other relevant matters related to the issues that minority farmers face in Illinois.
CHICAGO – A Harper-led bill to exempt unclaimed property sold by the Treasurer from sales tax was recently signed into law.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To encourage and support work-based learning, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed a bill that would create a pilot program to provide support services to individuals in apprenticeship programs.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To encourage civic engagement among young people, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed a bill that provides an excused absence for middle and high school students to engage in a civic event.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To further support minority farmers, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed legislation that would create a group to propose solutions to the adversities faced by minority farmers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, passed a bill that would allow the State Treasurer’s office to use investment earnings to guarantee small business and consumer loans in communities of color and low income communities.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois took a significant step toward a healthier future Thursday following passage of an energy plan supported by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, that will shutter dirty fossil fuel power plants, strengthen consumer protections and diversify our energy economy.