I believe the best way that a citizen can be involved in their community is by keeping in contact with their legislators. I encourage everyone to research their local legislator to see what the issues that he/she stand for and communicate with them. I work for the 103rd district and I would love to hear your opinions on how to make this community better for everyone.
The Summit of Hope is a resource fair for community members recently released on parole and probation to provide them with support and services to ensure a successful reentry into our community.
Over 80+ social service organizations are present and there is no charge to participate in the Summit of Hope. Over 800 returning citizens are invited to attend so that means we need about 200 volunteers to greet them and walk through the social service programs with them.
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