Caring for Each Other

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Children

Children

Last year, Democrats led the effort to reform the state's approach to education funding to reduce unfair funding disparities that are holding our kids back.

Elderly

Elderly

Democrats blocked Bruce Rauner's plan to cut $400 million from the Community Care Program, which keeps elderly Illinoisans out of hospitals and nursing homes allowing them to live at home.

People With Disabilities

People With Disabilities

Rauner's budget standoff caused more than one million Illinoisans to lose critical services and the closure of many non-profits and businesses that provided care and support to those with disabilities.

Veterans

Veterans

Under Bruce Rauner's leadership, thirteen veterans or their spouses died of Legionnaire's Disease outbreaks at the Quincys Veterans' Home. Democrats held fact-finding oversight hearings to hold Rauner accountable for his negligence.

Mental Health and Addiction

Mental Health and Addiction

Despite a staggering opioid epidemic, Rauner vetoed a bill written by a bipartisan Heroin Task Force. Democratic leaders of our state are committed to improving access to mental health and addiction services.

Immigration

Immigration

Illinois Democrats advanced legislation to ensure that law enforcement doesn't illegally detain undocumented residents without a court order and prohibits landlords from using immigration status to harass, evict, or keep tenants in poor living conditions.