Priorities


Fighting to Keep Families Safe

I am fighting to keep our families safe by demanding more funding for local community-based violence prevention programs. My plan brings millions of dollars in new funding into our communities to provide job training, youth sports, after-school programs and other services that build strong communities and prevent violence.

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Fighting FOR GUN SAFETY

I am standing up to the NRA and demanding stronger gun safety laws. I fought to crack down on deadly military-style assault rifles, ban bump stock modifications that turn semi-automatic weapons into fully automatic firearms, and hold gun dealers accountable to ensure dangerous criminals and those with a history of mental illness or domestic violence cannot obtain guns.

 
 

FIGHTING FOR Education

I know our local schools need greater resources to help students succeed, get into good schools and secure good-paying jobs. That's why I support a millionaire's tax, which would require the extremely wealthy to pay an additional tax that would raise about $1 billion every year for schools.

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Fighting to Make college affordable

I am working to make college affordable for middle-class families. My plan provides grants to make college debt-free for middle-class students who earn a B average.

 
 

Fighting for Health Care

I am standing up to extreme Washington politicians who would strip health care from millions of Illinois residents all to hand out tax cuts to the extremely wealthy. I opposed President Trump's extreme health care cuts, and I passed state-level protections prohibiting insurance companies from denying care to people with pre-existing conditions, and blocking double-digit premium increases.

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FIGHTING FOR Women's Health

I know personal medical decisions should be made by women and their doctors, never by extreme politicians like President Trump. I voted to repeal a dangerous provision in state law that would make the right to choose illegal if Trump and his allies get their way.

 
 

FIGHTING FOR Breast Cancer

Illinois' program to provide breast cancer screenings for low-income women has saved countless lives, but Republican Governor Bruce Rauner eliminated the program for nearly 15,000 women, putting lives in danger. I have repeatedly fought against Rauner's dangerous cuts and voted to restore critical funding for breast cancer treatment and prevention.

 
 

FIGHTING FOR Working Families

The Child Care Assistance Program helps low-income families leave welfare and get a full-time job while providing affordable day care for their children, but Republican Governor Bruce Rauner kicked 70,000 children off the program. I have stood up for working families by repeatedly fighting against Rauner's dangerous cuts and voting to fund child care assistance.

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Fighting For Equality

I am fighting for the Equal Right Amendment. I am working to amend the U.S. Constitution to guarantee equal rights for all regardless of gender, providing the strongest legal protections possible to end wage discrimination and protect a woman's most fundamental rights.