Representative Ammons Honored in Washington D.C.

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Representative Carol Ammons was awarded the Women Legislators’ Lobby Pacesetters award on Monday, Oct. 2 at the annual Women’s Action for New Direction “Women at the Tables of Power” conference in Washington D.C.

As one of the ten legislators to receive the award, Rep. Ammons said, “I’m honored to be awarded as a Pacesetter. I will continue to serve my district and ensure that the voices of women of all races and stations in life are fully and fairly represented at the policy table.”

The Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) is a national nonpartisan network of women state legislators who work together to influence federal policy and budget priorities. WiLL Pacesetters are women state legislators whom WiLL has recognized as leaders and visionaries after seeing their noteworthy legislative service, their contributions to sound, progressive policy, and their groundbreaking leadership in the states.

Continuing her legislative service, Rep. Ammons has also been appointed to the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission. This commission is charged with research, development, creation, and implementation of a statewide mechanism to track and report sexual assault evidence information.

Along with that commission, Rep. Ammons will also serve on the Mahomet Aquifer Protection Task Force to address the issue of maintaining the clean drinking water of the Mahomet Aquifer.

The Responsible Job Creation Act is Now Law

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On Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 2:00 PM CT, a press conference, covering the passing of the law, was held in the Blue Room of the Thompson Center.

Nearly 850,000+ temp workers employed in Illinois factories, hotels, and warehouses have endured miserable working conditions such as “perma-temping,” no safety training, race and gender discrimination, and many more injustices. Rep. Ammons and Senator Martinez were triumphant in moving The Responsible Jobs Creation Act (HB690) into law for safer and dignified working conditions in a largely unregulated industry.

First introduced on January 25th, 2017, workers, allies and Rep. Ammons have worked vigorously for months to bring the hazardous working conditions in the temp industry to the forefront of public conversation. The law goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
 
The Responsible Jobs Creation Act (HB690) will fill the critical enforcement loopholes that corporations exploit at Illinois’ expense, provide better protection for temps from abuse, put an end to the use of “perma-temping” and ensure the return of good jobs and healthy economic growth to Illinois.

State Board of Elections Update

I am very concerned about the ongoing investigation into the 2016 election by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, and I know many of you are as well because you have been contacting my office. To keep abreast of the issue and be able to provide you with information, my Constituent Services Staff, Dr. Nicole Anderson Cobb, attended the August State Board of Elections Meeting. 

Here is an update regarding actions taken by the Illinois State Board of Election.

Sincerely,
Carol