Cook County Young Dems Elect New Executive Board

On Thursday, August 15th, the Cook County Young Dems elected a new executive board, followed by a celebratory fundraiser. The new board will consist of the following: Chakena D. Sims - Chair Dedrick Rents - Executive Vice Chair Nicole Lynch Stevens - City Vice Chair Christopher Ryan Crisanti - West Suburban Vice Chair (second term) … Continue reading Cook County Young Dems Elect New Executive Board

POLICY BRIEF: House Bill 2495, Expansion of Reproductive Rights

[This piece was written by Organization member Bella Perez] Introduction  Various legislative bodies in the Midwest have recently imposed laws that limit the ability of what women can and cannot do when it comes to their reproductive rights. On May 9th, the Missouri General Assembly passed House Bill 1226, similar to a recently passed Alabama … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: House Bill 2495, Expansion of Reproductive Rights

POLICY BRIEF: S.B. 1: Minimum Wage Increase for the State of Illinois

[This piece was written by Organization member Ryley Bruun] Background The Illinois General Assembly this spring passed S.B. 1, which will raise minimum wage in the state of Illinois from $8.25 an hour to $9.25 beginning January 1, 2020 and then to $10 on July 1, 2020. From there on, every January 1st would be … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: S.B. 1: Minimum Wage Increase for the State of Illinois