Fighting for Justice and Equality

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Preventing Sexual Harassment

Illinois Democrats passed a new law requiring all constitutional officers, General Assembly members, lobbyists, units of local government and school districts to include a prohibition on sexual harassment in their personnel policies.

Criminal Justice Reform

Taxes should be used to incarcerate dangerous offenders. There are better options for those who have committed less serious crimes. Illinois Democrats have advanced laws to increase use of drug courts and remove obstacles that prevent ex-offenders from employment.

Civil Justice

Republicans repeatedly press to prevent injured workers from securing health care and lost wages from workplace injuries. Illinois Democrats believe that those who have suffered workplace injuries should have the right to hold their employers financially accountable.

Political Reform

The Republican Supreme Court majority unleashed the Citizens United decision on the country, allowing untraceable dark money to candidates for federal, state and local offices. Illinois Democrats favor a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.

Good Government

Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and Illinois Democrats passed legislation to keep former Governor Rauner from hiding the fact that he was giving excessive salaries to his own staff and paying for them out of the budgets of other agencies.