Rights for the Disabled
We champion expanding the rights of people with disabilities. 22% of our citizens in Illinois has a disability. Despite the progress that has been made over the past two decades, we unfortunately still live in a world where people with disabilities have fewer work opportunities and where the civil rights of people with disabilities are not always protected and respected. People with disabilities experience much higher poverty rates than people without disabilities. We have a moral responsibility to ensure that all of us have the support they need to live with dignity.