Students that are interested in applying to our Spring 2018 Internship or would like to learn about the importance of engaging in district and state politics are invited to grab a coffee with Rep. Ammons. Members of the community are also encouraged to attend and talk with the Representative about any topic of their choosing.
Last week, at the behest of the wonderful people over at Indivisible Chicago, I was able to address the Illinois State Board of Elections on a topic that is very concerning to me- and should be of concern to all Illinois voters.
Crosscheck is the federal registry of voter information- including the last four digits of social security numbers and other private information, such as criminal records- that currently 27 states are participating in. Illinois, unfortunately, is one of them. Although the program was started with good intentions, it has now turned into yet another way for this administration to disenfranchise legal voters- especially those from minority communities. You can watch me address the IL SBE to learn how by clicking here.
To find out more and learn how you can help, check out Indivisible Chicago at their website.
The Third Annual Celebration of Labor History in Champaign County will be hosted by Representative Ammons and the Laborers Local 703. The dinner will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 5:30pm (dinner is served), 6pm (program begins) at Laborers Local 703, located at 108 East Anthony Drive in Urbana.
At the dinner, we will recount the history of our local labor union and how it fits into the larger narrative of the labor movement nationwide. We invite all workers and their families to join us in celebrating our history of labor unions and to renew our commitment to building a strong Illinois for working people.
Joining us as our Guest Speaker will be Labor Committee Chairman, State Rep. Jay Hoffman. Rep. Hoffman is a resident of Swansea, Illinois, and was elected to his first term as an Illinois State Representative in November of 1990. He is a former prosecutor, law enforcement official, state legislator, small businessman and public policy advocate. Rep. Hoffman worked with business and labor, as the chief negotiator, to address various issues with unemployment insurance. He is an Assistant Majority Leader in the House and serves as the Chairman of the Labor & Commerce Committee, as well as, the Public Utilities, Judicial I (Civil Law), appropriations committees and several other committees and task forces.
Friday, Oct. 27 from 7:30 am to 9 am, Champaign-Urbana community members are invited to have coffee with Representative Ammons. This is an excellent opportunity to meet with the Representative and talk about what you want to discuss; there is no set topic for this event. This event will reoccur monthly with the location changing.
When: Friday, October 27th
Time: 7:30 am-9 am
Where: Flying Machine Coffee, 208 W Main St. in Urbana.
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.