Archive For The “women” Category

Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses

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Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses

Newman introduces bill to support women-owned small businesses To further provide relief to women entrepreneurs, the legislation introduced today would extend the waiver of the matching fund requirement for Women Business Centers  U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) introduced legislation Thursday (April 15, 2021) to support women-owned small businesses by extending the waiver for the matching…

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate

Congresswoman Robin Kelly Issues Statement on Rising Maternal Mortality Rate Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02), Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust and Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls, issued the following statement Tuesday (April 6, 2021) regarding newly released data showing that the U.S. maternal mortality rate increased in 2019. …

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Newman pushes amendments to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

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Newman pushes amendments to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

Newman pushes amendments to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act TWO CRITICAL AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY U.S. REP. NEWMAN PASS WITH THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN REAUTHORIZATION ACT  … Amendments proposed by Rep. Newman would support women survivors in small businesses and establish the first-ever grant program dedicated to support LGTBQ+ women  U.S. Representative Marie Newman (IL-03) voted…

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Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice

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Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice

Aurelia Pucinski receives support for retention as Illinois Appellate Court justice Illinois Appellate Court Justice Aurelia Pucinski is seeking retention on the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election ballot. Her Ballot number is 201 and she needs your support. This year’s ballot is going to be very long and difficult because of having so many…

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Tara Reade reminds us how hypocritical the DNC really is

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Tara Reade reminds us how hypocritical the DNC really is

Tara Reade reminds us how hypocritical the DNC really is Sexual harassment claims by Tara Reade against Democratic Presidential contender Joe Biden are not being taken as seriously as sexual harassment claims made by women against President Donald Trump. That’s because no one is really concerned about sexual harassment. They are more concerned about how…

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Presidential candidates have no idea what Americans need

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Presidential candidates have no idea what Americans need

Presidential candidates have no idea what Americans need Few of the Democrats hoping to become President really know what the real issues are that face voters. During their recent debate, they spent more time arguing over generic media-driven issues than not he issues that voters really care about. Here are some of the issues the…

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Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

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Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition

Former Mayor Jane Byrne deserves more recognition With a rising awareness of the importance of the role of women in society, government, politics and the need to continue to champion equality for the sexes, remembering one of the pioneers of women in politics in Chicago is important. Jane Byrne deserves more recognition as Chicago’s first…

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Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption”

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Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption”

Is there a double standard when it comes to “corruption” Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot seemed to treat Alderman Carrie Austin, who is African American, differently from how she treated Alderman Edward M. Burke, who is White. Both aldermen were targets of FBI office raids when Lightfoot slammed Burke but was caution on Austin By Ray…

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Stratton takes backseat in Pritzker administration

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Stratton takes backseat in Pritzker administration

Stratton takes back-stage in Pritzker administration Juliana Stratton, who was elected as the lieutenant Governor running mate to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, has not been given the role she was promised. Instead, high profile issues are being handed out to Pritzker’s male cronies including former Comptroller Dan Hynes By Ray Hanania After J.B. Pritzker was elected,…

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Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month

Gov. Pritzker Celebrates Women’s History Month Governor JB Pritzker hosted a Women’s History Month Celebration this morning at the state capitol, honoring the work of women leaders across the state. The following are the governor’s remarks as prepared for delivery: I’m thrilled to be here with you on this special day. I especially want to…

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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women

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Orland Trustee Carole Ruzich hosts self-defense program for women Orland Park Trustee Carole Griffin Ruzich will co-host with One Light Self-Defense a free self-defense workshop for women and girls. The program is free and will address “self-defense, distraction and awareness” tactics. The program will be held on March 11, 2019 at the Orland Park Civic…

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment Legislative leaders release statements detailing steps to be taken in response to allegations of sexual harassment. Statements released by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, former legislator Barbara Flynn Curry, and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, the chair and the minority spokesperson of the 100th General Assembly’s Illinois House Task Force on…

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