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 — State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, is extending an invitation to residents for an informative online workshop aimed at addressing the historical impacts of discrimination in loan programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, was one of a group of legislators from five states to gather at Farm Aid 2023, an annual music and food festival which was held last weekend.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, is promoting a stepped-up response to the pervasive and growing issue of SNAP theft by passing a new law which will require the state agency in charge of the SNAP program to collect data on SNAP theft and to create reports to enable the General Assembly to better craft effective legislation around the problem.
CHICAGO – Food banks in Illinois will have improved access to fresh fruits and vegetables under a new law introduced by state Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago.
CHICAGO – The state Department of Agriculture will have added authority to help prevent the spread of animal-borne disease by restricting the movement and sale of diseased animals, thanks to legislation passed by state Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will be holding a press conference on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. on Zoom where they will discuss the importance of Tuesday’s constitutionality ruling for the Pre-Trial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) issued the following statement following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Pre-trial Fairness Act provision in the SAFE-T Act.
Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus Issues Statement Following SCOTUS Decision to Bar Affirmative Action in College Admissions
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking efforts to expand equity and opportunity in college admissions:
CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, released this statement following the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court which ended affirmative action in higher education admissions:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya M. Harper, D-Chicago, is taking steps to combat food insecurity, eliminate food deserts, and expand access to critical services in historically disinvested communities with a series of bills now awaiting final approval by the governor.