Investing in our Seniors

Ann supports a long-term commitment to meeting the needs of senior citizens, who will make up an increasingly large segment of the state’s population in the coming years. “Seniors are some of the most vulnerable among us,” Ann said, “and one of the primary functions of government is to ensure that the vulnerable are protected. We owe a debt of …

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The LGBTQ Community

The Human Rights Campaign has given Illinois high marks for its efforts in working toward innovative equality. Illinois law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) in employment, housing, public accommodations, and education. Illinois is progressive in other matters such as same-sex couples petitioning for adoption; facilitating gender marker changes on driver’s licenses and birth certificates; bans …

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Serving Those Who Served

The fate of our veterans is not a Republican or Democrat issue—it’s something for which we all bear responsibility. “Our veterans risked their lives to protect us, and the very least we can do is protect their well-being after they’ve returned to civilian life,” Ann said. In Illinois, however, that has been easier said than done. Illinois ranks behind many …

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