[This piece was written by Organization member Sara Meeks] “Illinois will always be a welcoming state,” Gov. Pritzker declared as he signed bill into law at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the face of President Trump’s recent xenophobic policies and ICE raids this June. Filed by Rep. Lisa Hernandez, the RISE Act aims … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: House Bill 2691, the RISE Act
[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
The Brookfield Democratic Organization participated in Brookfield's 4th of July parade. Congressman Chuy Garcia came out to brookfield and marched with us! Below are photos from the event.
[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
[This piece was written by Organization member Sara Meeks] The US has been slowly on the journey to legalizing recreational use of cannabis at a state level with Colorado and Washington being the first to pass such legislation in 2012. Since then, recreational cannabis has been legalized in a total of 10 states and the District … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: House Bill 1438, Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act