State Representative Carol Ammons invites you, the Champaign-Urbana community, to this month's Coffee with Carol. There is not a set topic for this event so meet and discuss anything you'd like with the Representative. Stop by Cafe Kopi (109 N Walnut Street, Champaign, IL) Feb. 23rd from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM.
From February 5th through 9th, I will be joining the State Innovation Exchange, in their 2nd annual #FightingForFamilies Week of Action.
It has been two years since President Trump has come into office. We have seen his administration try to take away millions of people's healthcare, give wealthy and big corporations tax cuts, and offend millions of people with his comments.
That being said, 2017 showed the strength of the American people through their voting in local and special elections and the way the people have practiced their right to protest.
So what does it mean, exactly, to be #FightingForFamilies?
- #FightingForFamilies means fighting to create good jobs that can support a family and ensure working families will have the education and skills they need for the jobs of the future.
- It means fighting to boost family paychecks by supporting policies that raise the incomes of working Americans, and ensure women earn equal pay for equal work.
- It also means fighting to level the playing field by supporting businesses that respect working people— including fighting against wage theft and protecting the freedom of Americans’ to join together in union and negotiate for a fair return on their work.
- In 2018, progressives are also fighting for quality, affordable health care for all American families, because families should be able to care for their health needs without fear of financial ruin, losing their paycheck, or losing their jobs
With the threat of nuclear warning growing, now more than ever it is critical we bring to the table the voices of those directly impacted by war and organize ourselves to advocate for peaceful solutions.
Join Representative Carol Ammons and a panel of experts discussing topics ranging from historical overview of United States involvement in global conflict, current international relations between the United States and key countries, experiences of military personnel who have served on the ground during wartime, and hear the experiences of those who have been forced to relocate because of war.
The panel is the kickoff event to starting the Illinois Chapter of Women's Action for New Directions (WAND). WAND empowers women to be agents of change to reduce violence and militarism, support nuclear disarmament, and redirect excessive Pentagon spending to unmet human and environmental needs.
State Representative Carol Ammons would like to celebrate Valentine's Day with your child by giving them a backpack along with school supplies important for every child’s academic performance. Please stop by the District Office, located at 407 E University Ave., from Feb. 5th through 8th to pick up a backpack. The office is opened from 10am to 5pm. One backpack with various school supplies per child. Child must be present to receive the back pack. Giveaway ends when all backpacks are handed out. My office will be giving away backpacks with school supplies important for every child’s academic performance during our Valentine’s Day Backpack Giveaway.