Protecting Women’s Rights
Extreme politicians are pushing an agenda across the country that puts women under attack. Jennifer will stand up to extremists and fight for equal pay, protect funding for Planned Parenthood, and ensure access to critical medical services like birth control and cancer screenings.
Fighting for World-Class Schools
Illinois’ school funding system ranks last in the nation, denying students opportunities and burdening homeowners with high property taxes. Jennifer will fight for quality education at every level—from our local elementary schools to our first-rate institutions of higher education.
Keeping our Families Safe from Gun Violence
Tragic mass shootings like those in Las Vegas, Parkland, and Sandy Hook were carried out by using deadly, military-style assault rifles. Jennifer opposes the NRA and their extreme agenda. She will fight for common-sense gun laws to make our communities safer, including universal background checks and bans on military-style assault rifles and devices used to make semiautomatic weapons fully-automatic.
Advocating for Environmental Health
Through her experience studying international treaties and agreements, Jennifer learned the importance of strong state protections that help protect our environment in the absence of leadership at the federal level. She supports the implementation of the Future Jobs Energy Act to help stimulate job creation with energy efficiency programs, improve our clean energy economy and preserve low energy rates for consumers.
A second-generation American, Jennifer has devoted her career to fighting for refugee children and survivors of human trafficking. She is outraged by Donald Trump’s extreme agenda and will be a strong voice for comprehensive immigration reform that keeps families together and provides immigrant children with a pathway to citizenship.
Passing a Balanced Budget that Reflects our Values
Having spent her career working in human rights and service to those in need, Jennifer knows firsthand the devastating consequences of the state’s failure to fund services during the two-year budget impasse that devastated critical human services and state institutions. Jennifer will stand up to politicians who want to balance the budget on the backs of the middle class and fight to pass a responsible budget that protects funding for services that families depend on.
Reform is needed to make the legislative redistricting process more transparent and accountable. The redistricting process should promote diverse representation in the General Assembly and maximize minority participation in the electoral process. Voting districts must not be designed for political gain by parties but rather to encourage participation by the people. The families of Illinois deserve real accountability from their government, which can only come from competitive elections and fairly-drawn electoral maps.