Illinois’ 11th Congressional District - Crossroads of America, where the epicenter fights for economic and environmental justice and makes a compelling case for the Green New Deal.
Will County is effectively the "dumping grounds" for Chicago's dirty energy industry and garbage. Will County is home to two coal plants, two refineries and one nuclear power plant. We store the things America buys and we expose ourselves to higher level toxins so we can power the region and fuel transportation needs.
The recent shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH emphasize the need for the U.S. Congress to move beyond thoughts and prayers. These two shootings, along with the 2,128 other mass shootings we have had, depict a crumbling society rooted in a moral crisis. My heart goes out to the victims and families of this senseless tragedy. As a mother, I will fight for a strong, more effective approach.