State Senate District 29
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Julie A. Morrison
What, if any, specific steps will you take to address inequalities facing women in our state?
What should our state do over the long term to ensure healthcare access for all?
In building a vibrant economy in our state, would you emphasize reforming tax policies, addressing income inequality, or something else?
What steps, if any, should be taken to curb gun violence in our state?
What kinds of policies, if any, will you pursue to promote social and racial justice in our state?
I voted for HB 40 which removed the trigger language in Illinois law meaning if Roe v. Wade is overturned at the federal level, it will remain legal and accessible in Illinois. I also voted yes to help pass the Equal Rights Amendment. We now need to pass the Equal Pay Act which is something I’ll fight for in Springfield.
We need to look at different public options for healthcare but we can only do this as a gradual pilot program that can be implemented throughout the state. Healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
We need to look at finding new sources of revenue to help working families with the burden of property taxes. Gaming and using more federal funding are two examples of this. I also am working on finding ways to combat the newly imposed Trump tax cap.
I have been a leader in the Senate on gun violence prevention. I am endorsed by Giffords, G-Pac, and Moms Demand Action. I helped pass the ‘Red Flag Bill’ and the 72 hour waiting period bill. The next measures I’ll be working on is getting gun dealer licensing passed and a statewide ban on assault rifles.
We need to make funding higher education a number one priority. I’ve always voted to fund MAP grants and recently worked to pass the AIM bill which helps in-state universities to match scholarship funding students receive from out of state universities. We need to make sure that higher education, whether it’s a traditional university or a trade program, is affordable and accessible to everyone.
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