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  • State Rep. Delia Ramirez

Updated: Apr 19

Dear neighbor,


It has been an exciting and busy start to the spring for our 4th district office and I am happy to share our latest updates with you. Please read on for a recap of our spring legislative session, community resources, and upcoming events in our community.


As always, please contact our office with any feedback, questions, or concerns. For the quickest response please email us at info@repdeliaramirez.com or call us at 773-799-8219.


Yours in service,

Delia C. Ramirez

4th District State Representative

 

Querido vecinos,


Ha sido un comienzo de primavera emocionante y ocupado para nuestra oficina del cuarto distrito y estoy feliz de compartir nuestras últimas actualizaciones con ustedes. Siga leyendo para obtener un resumen de nuestra sesión legislativa de primavera, recursos comunitarios y próximos eventos en nuestra comunidad.


Es mi mayor honor representar a nuestra comunidad en la legislatura estatal. Para obtener la respuesta más rápida, envíenos un correo electrónico a info@repdeliaramirez.com o llámenos al 773-799-8219.


A su servicio,

Delia C. Ramirez

4th District State Representative

 
Latest Legislative Updates

The Spring Legislative Session has come to an end and I want to share with you some highlights of the work we did in Springfield. My team and I worked hard to pass several important pieces of legislation to promote cultural and economic development, support families impacted by incarceration, expand healthcare access, and aid Ukrainian refugees. We also worked hard to pass a responsible budget that makes critical investments into violence reduction, education, housing, and providing relief for working families. Click here for more details on all we accomplished.


La Sesión Legislativa de Primavera ha llegado a su fin y quiero compartir con ustedes algunos aspectos destacados del trabajo que hicimos en Springfield. Mi equipo y yo trabajamos arduamente para aprobar varias leyes importantes para promover el desarrollo cultural y económico, apoyar a las familias afectadas por el encarcelamiento, ampliar el acceso a la atención médica y ayudar a los refugiados Ucranianos. También trabajamos arduamente para aprobar un presupuesto responsable que haga inversiones críticas en la reducción de la violencia, la educación, la vivienda y la provisión de ayuda para las familias trabajadoras. Haga clic aquí para obtener más detalles sobre todo lo que logramos.

 
Join us at our Upcoming Event / Únete a nosotros en nuestros en próximo eventos

Join us on 4.20.22 at our mobile Secretary of State event where you can get the following services completed.


Únase a nosotros el 4.20.22 en nuestro evento móvil de la Secretaría de Estado donde puede obtener los siguientes servicios completos.

 

Need in person assistance appealing your taxes? If so, please visit our office on 4.26.22 from 2-5pm.


¿Necesita asistencia en persona para apelar sus impuestos? Si es así, visite nuestra oficina el 4.26.22 de 2 a 5 p. m.

 

How to appeal your property tax assessment webinar on 4.27.22 at 6pm


Seminario web sobre cómo apelar la evaluación del impuesto a su propiedad el 4.27.22 a las 6pm

 

Join us as we celebrate children at our día del niño fair on 4.29.22 from 3:30-5:30pm.


Los esperamos para celebrar a los niños en nuestra feria del día del niño el 4.29.22 de la 3:30-5:30pm.

 

Join us on May 3rd at 7pm for our upcoming English only Facebook Live to learn about the new mortgage/tax assistance program.


Únase a nosotros el 3 de mayo a las 7pm para nuestro próximo Facebook Live solo en inglés para aprender sobre el nuevo programa de ayuda hipotecaria/impositiva.

 

Visit our office on the following dates/times to receive assistance filling out ILHAF's mortgage/taxes application, speak to a health navigator on-site to see what health care benefits you qualify for (undocumented seniors age 55+ can now enroll in benefits) or just stop by to get your COVID buster or any missing shots.


Visite nuestra oficina en las siguientes fechas/horarios para recibir asistencia para completar la solicitud de impuestos/hipoteca de ILHAF, hable con un navegador de salud en el sitio para ver para qué beneficios de atención médica califica (las personas mayores indocumentadas de 55 años o más ahora pueden inscribirse para obtener beneficios) o simplemente pase para obtener su vacuna de COVID de refuerzo o cualquier vacuna faltante.

 

Visit one of our local food pantries and receive extra services like COVID testing, immunizations, and assistance with SNAP benefits.


Visite una de nuestras despensas de alimentos locales y reciba servicios adicionales como: pruebas de COVID, vacunas y asistencia para obtener beneficios de SNAP.

 
In Case you missed it / En caso que te lo hayas perdido

If you missed our Spanish Facebook Live training on the ILHAF mortgage/tax assistance program please watch it here.

Si se perdió nuestra taller en vivo en Facebook donde se explico sobre el Fondo de Asistencia para Propietarios de Vivienda de Illinois, puede verlo aquí.

 

If you missed our training on how to seal an eviction. Please watch it here.


Si te perdiste nuestra capacitación sobre cómo sellar un desalojo. Míralo aquí.

 
Housing Related Opportunities / Oportunidades relacionadas con la vivienda

IHDA’s Homeowners Assistance Fund (ILHAF) application portal for those impacted by COVID-19 will opened on Monday April 11th to receive new applications at https://www.illinoishousinghelp.org/ilhaf and will close on Tuesday, May 31 at 11:59 pm.

Here are the eligibility requirements:

  • Homeowners with household incomes less than 150% of the Area Median Income

  • Homeowners who own and occupy their property as their primary residence

  • Homeowners who are at least 30 days late on their mortgage or property tax payments.

  • Homeowners who have experienced a financial hardship directly related to COVID-19 that began, continued, or worsened after January 21, 2020

As part of the program, homeowners must complete a mortgage counseling session with a HUD approved housing counseling agency. There are three HUD approved agencies who are able to provide the required mortgage counseling for this program in our area:

  1. Northwest Center - To schedule a counseling and intake appointment with the Northwest Center for this program, homeowners should call (773) 283-3888.

  2. Spanish Coalition for Housing - To schedule a counseling and intake appointment with the Spanish Coalition for Housing, homeowners should fill out this intake form - sc4housing.org/ilhaf. After filling out the form, homeowners will receive a call within 48 hours to schedule their intake and counseling appointment.

  3. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) - First, create an account with NHS here. Then, call (773) 329-4111 (when prompted, press 4 to speak with an intake specialist) to schedule a counseling and intake appointment.

El portal de solicitudes del Fondo de Asistencia para Propietarios de Vivienda (ILHAF) de IHDA para las personas afectadas por el COVID-19 se abrio el lunes 11 de abril para recibir nuevas solicitud visite https://www.illinoishousinghelp.org/ilhaf y la aplicacion estará abierta hasta el martes 31 de mayo a las 11:59 pm.


Estos son los requisitos de elegibilidad:

  • Propietarios de viviendas con ingresos familiares inferiores al 150 % del ingreso medio del área

  • Propietarios que poseen y ocupan su propiedad como su residencia principal

  • Propietarios que tienen al menos 30 días de retraso en sus pagos de hipoteca o impuestos sobre la propiedad.

  • Propietarios de viviendas que han experimentado dificultades financieras directamente relacionadas con COVID-19 que comenzaron, continuaron o empeoraron después del 21 de enero de 2020

Como parte del programa, los propietarios deben completar una sesión de asesoramiento hipotecario con una agencia de asesoramiento de vivienda aprobada por HUD. Hay tres agencias aprobadas por HUD que pueden brindar el asesoramiento hipotecario requerido para este programa en nuestra área:

  1. Northwest Center: para programar una cita de asesoramiento y admisión con el Northwest Center para este programa, los propietarios deben llamar al (773) 283-3888.

  2. Spanish Coalition for Housing: para programar una cita de asesoramiento y admisión con la Coalición Española para la Vivienda, los propietarios deben completar este formulario de admisión: sc4housing.org/ilhaf. Después de completar el formulario, los propietarios recibirán una llamada dentro de las 48 horas para programar su cita de admisión y asesoramiento.

  3. Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) - Primero, cree una cuenta con NHS aquí. Luego, llame al (773) 329-4111 (cuando se le solicite, presione 4 para hablar con un especialista en admisión) para programar una cita de asesoramiento y admisión.

 

CHA Waitlist Update: Applicants on CHA’s Public Housing (PH) and/or Project-Based Voucher (PBV) waitlists that applied on 12/31/20 or earlier must complete the 2021 Waitlist Update. Applications can be updated by phone, tablet, computer, or laptop. Due to the COVID pandemic the original waitlist update deadline of December 31, 2021, has been extended to June 30, 2022. Go to applyonline.thecha.org and click "Update Your Application."


Actualización de la lista de espera de CHA: Los solicitantes en las listas de espera de vivienda pública (PH) y/o vales basados en proyectos (PBV) de CHA que solicitaron el 12/31/20 o antes deben completar la actualización de la lista de espera de 2021. Las aplicaciones se pueden actualizar por teléfono, tableta, computadora o computadora portátil. Debido a la pandemia de covid, la fecha límite de actualización de la lista de espera original del 31 de diciembre de 2021 se extendió al 30 de junio de 2022. Vaya a applyonline.thecha.org y haga clic en "Actualizar su solicitud".

 

Helping Renters Seal Old Eviction Filings: A new law makes it possible to seal old eviction records, but only until July 2022. The Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing is hosting events to assist renters with eviction filings. Chicago area renters can get help at one of LCBH's upcoming sealing clinics.


Ayudando a inquilinos sellar un expediente de desalojo antiguo: Una nueva ley permite sellar los expedientes de desalojo antiguos, pero solo hasta julio de 2022. El Comité de Abogados para una Vivienda Mejor está organizando eventos para ayudar a los inquilinos con los expedientes de desalojo. Los inquilinos del área de Chicago pueden obtener ayuda en una de las próximas clínicas de sellado de LCBH.

 

Cook County Legal Aid for Housing and Debt (CCLAHD) is a county-wide initiative aimed at helping residents resolve eviction, foreclosure, debt, and tax deed issues through free legal aid, mediation services, case management, and connections to resources. Learn more here.


La Ayuda Legal para Vivienda y Deudas del Condado de Cook (CCLAHD) es una iniciativa en todo el condado que tiene como objetivo ayudar a los residentes a resolver problemas de desalojo, ejecución hipotecaria, deuda y escritura de impuestos a través de asistencia legal gratuita, servicios de mediación, administración de casos y conexiones a recursos. Aprenda más aquí.

 

You may have money sitting in unclaimed Property! / Puede que tengas dinero sentado en Propiedad no reclamada!

To find out if you have unclaimed property in Illinois, visit www.illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH.

Links to other state programs can be found here.

Para saber si tiene propiedad no reclamada en Illinois, visite www.illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH. Los enlaces a otros programas estatales se pueden encontrar aquí.

 
Taxes / Impuestos

Your 2021 Tax Return are due today 4.18.22! Need to file an extension on your Tax Return. E-file Your Extension Form for Free here!

¡La fecha límite de su declaración de impuestos de 2021 es hoy 4.18.22! Necesita presentar una prórroga en su declaración de impuestos. ¡Presente electrónicamente su formulario de extensión gratis aquí!

 

Connecting residents to free tax filing support online or via IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program centers


Conectando a los residentes con el apoyo gratuito para la presentación de impuestos en línea o a través de los centros del programa de Asistencia Voluntaria de Impuestos sobre la Renta (VITA) del IRS

 

Many parents and guardians are eligible for the Child Tax Credit and many people are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. You can determine if you are eligible here or find free resources to help you get your Child Tax Credit.

Muchos padres y tutores son elegibles para el Crédito Tributario por Hijos y muchas personas son elegibles para el Crédito Tributario por Ingreso del Trabajo. Puede determinar si es elegible aquí o encontrar recursos gratuitos para ayudarlo a obtener su Crédito Tributario por Hijos.

 
COVID-19

Free At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests: The Biden Administration recently announced their plan for the distribution of free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests. Residents can use the following link to request these kits for their households. Please note, the request is per residential address - https://www.covidtests.gov/


Pruebas rápidas Gratis de COVID-19 para el hogar: La Administración Biden anunció recientemente su plan para la distribución de pruebas rápidas de COVID-19 en el hogar gratuitas. Los residentes pueden usar el siguiente enlace para solicitar estos kits para su hogar. Tenga en cuenta que la solicitud es por dirección residencial: https://www.covidtests.gov/

 

Reminder: COVID-19 Relief for Student Borrowers Now Ending May 1 2022. Follow the link to learn more.

Recordatorio: El alivio de COVID-19 para prestatarios estudiantiles ahora finaliza el 1 de mayo de 2022. Siga el enlace para obtener más información.

 

CPS Vaccination Events: Find a COVID-19 vaccine appointment this week through CPS:

Eventos de vacunación de CPS: Encuentre una cita para vacunarse contra el COVID-19 esta semana a través de CPS:

 
Restorative Justice Funding Opportunities / Oportunidades de Financiamiento de Justicia Restaurativa

The Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program provides funding for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, nonprofits, and institutions of higher education with funds to establish or enhance capabilities to prevent targeted violence and terrorism. To find out more visit: https://www.dhs.gov/tvtpgrants. Applications are due May 18, 2022.


El Programa de subvenciones para la prevención del terrorismo y la violencia dirigida (TVTP) proporciona fondos para gobiernos estatales, locales, tribales y territoriales, organizaciones sin fines de lucro e instituciones de educación superior con fondos para establecer o mejorar las capacidades para prevenir la violencia y el terrorismo dirigidos. Para obtener más información visita: https://www.dhs.gov/tvtpgrants. Las solicitudes deben presentarse el 18 de mayo de 2022.

 
Community Resources/Recursos para la comunidad

Health Benefits Coverage for Immigrants Age 55 through 64 Years Old: Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) introduces the Health Benefit Coverage for Immigrants Age 55 through 64 Years Old. The Medical Eligibility Determination Group (EDG) is determined by using Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) budgeting. This program is state funded, only. Learn more here!


Cobertura de Beneficios de Salud para Inmigrantes de 55 a 64 Años de Edad: Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) introduce la Cobertura de Beneficios de Salud para Inmigrantes de 55 a 64 Años de Edad. El Grupo de Determinación de Elegibilidad Médica (EDG) se determina utilizando el presupuesto de Ingreso Bruto Ajustado Modificado (MAGI). Este programa es financiado únicamente por el estado. ¡Aprende más aquí!

 

You are invited to Erie's Earth Day Celebration & BBQ on 4.21.22 from 4-6pm.

Join us at 1405 N Washtenaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60622. ***Please note that masks are still required at Erie Elementary Charter School*** RSVP here!


Usted está invitado a la Celebración del Día de la Tierra y barbacoa de Erie el 4.21.22 de 4 a 6 p. m. Únase a nosotros en 1405 N Washtenaw Ave., Chicago, IL 60622. ***Tenga en cuenta que todavía se requieren máscaras en la Escuela Primaria Charter Erie*** RSVP aquí!

 

Meeting location / Lugar de reunión

Suggested Route / Ruta sugerida

Commercial Club Park (1845 W Rice St)

Designated by Park Advisory Council & WTCC / Designado por el Consejo Asesor del Parque y el WTCC

1st Ward Office / Oficina del distrito 1

Milwaukee Ave - Western to/a California

Metzger Court (1260 N Milwaukee Ave)

Milwaukee Ave - Ashland to/a Damen

Haas Park (2402 N Washtenaw Ave)

Fullerton to/a Milwaukee to/a California

Maplewood Park (1640 N Maplewood Ave)

North Ave - Western to/a California

 

West Town Street Festivals are back! 2022 / ¡Vuelven los festivales callejeros de West Town! 2022


Apply for "Do Division Street Fest, West Fest Chicago, and Chicago Brewing District's Dancing in the Streets all from a single application. / Solicite "Do Division Street Fest, West Fest Chicago y Dancing in the Streets de Chicago Brewing District, todo desde una sola aplicación.

  • Do Division Street Fest: June/junio 3 - 4 - 5 - Deadline to apply is April 22! / ¡La fecha límite para aplicar es el 22 de abril!

  • West Fest Chicago - July/julio 8 - 9 - 10 - Deadline to apply is May 20! / ¡La fecha límite para aplicar es el 20 de mayo!

  • Dancing In The Streets: August/agosto 5 - 6 - 7 - Deadline to apply is June 17! / ¡La fecha límite para postularse es el 17 de junio!

Check out the events page for more information! / ¡Mira la página de eventos para más información!

 

Chicago Resilient Communities Pilot - Providing Relief and Stability for Chicago Residents Apply between April 25 and May 13!



Piloto de Comunidades Resilientes de Chicago - Brindando Alivio y Estabilidad para los Residentes de Chicago ¡Presente su solicitud entre el 25 de abril y el 13 de mayo!








 

Calling all High School Seniors: Applications Open for Chicago Public Schools Seniors To Join Innovative Teaching Prep Program. Learn more about Teach Chicago Tomorrow Scholar Angela Leon’s story through this brief video. Interested students can apply by submitting an interest form (Click “Get Started”): teach.cps.edu/teach-chicago-tomorrow


Llamando a todos los estudiantes de último año de secundaria: Las solicitudes están abiertas para estudiantes de último año de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) para unirse al Programa Innovador de Preparación para la Enseñanza. Obtenga más información sobre la historia de Angela Leon, becaria de Teach Chicago Tomorrow, a través de este breve video. Los estudiantes interesados ​​pueden postularse enviando un formulario de interés (haga clic en "Comenzar"): teach.cps.edu/teach-chicago-tomorrow.

 

Study.com is pleased to offer a range of scholarship opportunities to help make education accessible. Apply by 5.1.22


Study.com se complace en ofrecer una variedad de oportunidades de becas para ayudar a que la educación sea accesible. Aplicar antes del 5.1.22.


 

Youth internships and Apprenticeships Art programs at Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center! Find out more here!


Join Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center for "Stories From the West Side" on 4.30.22. James Sanders & Conjunto and Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre present a new production inspired by the memories of Latino Chicago and the photography of historian and scholar Carlos Flores. RSVP Here!


Pasantías juveniles y Programas de aprendizaje de arte en el Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis! ¡Descubre más aquí!


Únase al Centro Cultural Segundo Ruiz Belvis para "Historias del West Side" el 30 de abril. James Sanders & Conjunto y Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre presentan una nueva producción inspirada en los recuerdos del Chicago latino y la fotografía del historiador y académico Carlos Flores. RSVP aquí!

 

The Aspiring Black CPA Scholarships are funded by donations to the Black CPA Centennial Fund. These national scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000 each, will provide financial support for accounting students or professionals pursuing the CPA credential. Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2022. Learn more here!


Las becas para aspirantes a CPA afroamericanos se financian con donaciones al Fondo del Centenario de CPA. Estas becas nacionales, que van desde $ 500 a $ 5,000 cada una, brindarán apoyo financiero para estudiantes o profesionales de contabilidad que buscan la credencial de CPA. Las solicitudes deben enviarse antes del 1 de mayo de 2022. ¡Obtenga más información aquí!

 

New Life Centers offers an array of programs. Click here to learn more! / New Life Centers ofrece una variedad de programas. ¡Aprende más aquí!

 

Chicago Public Library - Upcoming Events & Job Skills Help / Biblioteca pública de Chicago - Próximos eventos y ayuda para las habilidades laborales.


All events can be registered for at our website/ Para registrarse para todos los eventos visite: chipublib.org

 
Business opportunities / Oportunidades para negocios:
 
Jobs / Trabajos

IDES is hiring. Click here to see all available job openings with the agency.


IDES está contratando. Haga clic aquí para ver todas las ofertas de trabajo disponibles en la agencia.


 

Current job vacancies at Veteran's home in Chicago / Puestos vacantes actuales en la casa de veteranos en Chicago: Chicago - State of Illinois Jobs (jobs2web.com)

 

Pace is hiring! Learn more here / ¡Pace está contratando! Aprende más aquí: https://www.pacebus.com/careers

 

Check out the careers At Maryville Academy here! / ¡Vea las carreras en Maryville Academy aquí!

 













  • State Rep. Delia Ramirez

The Spring Legislative Session has come to an end and I want to share with you some highlights of the work we did in Springfield. My team and I worked hard to pass several important pieces of legislation to promote cultural and economic development, support families impacted by incarceration, expand healthcare access, and aid Ukrainian refugees. We also worked hard to pass a responsible budget that makes critical investments into violence reduction, education, housing, and providing relief for working families. Read on for more details on all we accomplished.


Budget: A Responsible Budget That Invests in Working Families


Working families are the backbone of our economy. I understand that it is critical for our state budget to invest in supporting families as we move towards recovery from the pandemic. This is why this spring I advocated for a budget proposal that protects vital state programs and services, provides relief to working families, expands community-based violence prevention, and invests in preserving and developing affordable housing. We made significant progress in a lot of these areas and I will share a few highlights below.


Our budget invests in working families:

  • We are fully funding the Governor’s $1B Illinois Family Relief Plan, which includes:

  • Suspending the grocery tax for a year, saving consumers $400 million

  • Freezing the gas tax for 6 months-saving consumers $70 million

  • Doubling the property tax rebate to save up to $300 per household

  • We are permanently expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit in Illinois. Almost one million people who are currently excluded from the refund, including childless workers aged 18-24 and over age 65, as well as immigrants who file taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), are now eligible to receive this refundable tax credit. We have also increased the benefit from 18% to 20% for those already eligible. This means even the 3.6 million people that currently receive the credit will receive a boost. This extremely effective program provides tax relief for low-income Illinoisans and I was proud to support its expansion.

  • The budget also provided for one-time direct checks for $50 and $100 for each of their children to all eligible tax filers.

Our budget invests in education:

  • We are fully funding a $350M increase for evidenced-based education funding. All of our children—regardless of their socioeconomic background—deserve a high-quality public education. We are making investments to create educational opportunities our students need to uplift their communities.

  • We will also be doubling the tax credit for teachers purchasing classroom materials. Investments in Illinois kids are investments in the future, but the hard-working teachers in our communities should not be paying for those investments out of their own pockets. There will also be a sales tax holiday on school supplies for all consumers.

Our budget invests in housing:

  • We are setting aside an additional $150 million in ARPA funding for the Illinois House Development Authority to provide grants, forgivable loans, and other expenses associated with affordable housing development programs. Our goal is for these resources to include support for permanent supportive housing, transitional housing for returning residents, and loan programs for homeowners. Many people across our state are still impacted by housing instability and insecurity. These investments will be critical in stabilizing housing for thousands of Illinois residents.

Our budget invests in violence prevention:

  • We are appropriating $48 million for local safety councils, youth summer jobs programs, YouthBuild Illinois, Teen REACH, Youth Redeploy Illinois, Parents Too Soon, and other comprehensive community-based youth services. These services are intended to target youth most at risk of becoming perpetrators or victims of crimes

Our budget takes care of our bill backlog.

  • While my preference is that we always budget to meet people’s immediate needs, clearing this bill backlog will ensure that future budgets are not burdened by debt and can continue to make investments in our communities. Specifically, we are:

  • Paying down all COVID-19-related borrowing

  • Eliminating $900M in delayed health insurance bills

  • Investing $500M in pension stabilization

  • Infusing $1B into the state’s once-depleted Rainy Day Fund


HB4343: Medicaid Expansion

Over the last three years, I have sponsored legislation to make sure that some of the most vulnerable members of our community have access to the healthcare they need regardless of their immigration status. Our efforts led to Illinois becoming the first state in the nation to offer Medicaid-like coverage first to seniors 65 and older in 2020 and to those 55 and older in 2021. I am proud to share that we continued this expansion by passing HB4343 which expands coverage under this program to low-income people who are 42 years old and over, regardless of their immigration status. It has been my honor to champion this historic expansion in partnership with the Healthy Illinois coalition. This bill passed both chambers and it is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law.



HB5581: Designating the Milwaukee Avenue Polish Heritage Corridor

My legislation to designate the Milwaukee Avenue Polish Heritage Corridor has passed both the House and Senate and is on its way to Governor Pritzker’s desk. This designation will honor the rich cultural heritage and legacy of Chicago's Polish-American Communities. This legislation builds on work that I have been doing to help local communities honor and promote their unique and distinctive cultural heritage through State Designated Cultural Districts.


Milwaukee Avenue is a historic state route that has been a beacon of economic and community development for Polish Americans and Polish immigrants. Designating the Milwaukee Avenue Polish Heritage Corridor at the core of this state route will ensure that we celebrate, invest in, and promote this important legacy and the Polish-American community for years to come.



HB5525: Supporting Children and Families Impacted by Incarceration

Illinois will be creating a Commission on Children of Incarcerated Parents thanks to my legislation which passed both chambers this spring. This bill continues work that we started 3 years ago to better support children and families who have been impacted by parental incarceration.


The commission will be tasked with convening relevant stakeholders to determine the best approaches to implement the recommendations made by the Task Force on Children of Incarcerated Parents. The commission will focus on a wide range of issues including developing strategies for better coordination of services between state agencies, revising policies when law enforcement interact with children, reviewing training standards, and improving conditions for visitation. I am thankful for the partnership of the Women’s Justice Institute and Cabrini Green Legal Aid on this important work.


HB1293: Support for Ukrainian Refugee & Russian Divestment

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, I have worked to stand in support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine. The House of Representatives took action on two important initiatives this Spring. First, I sponsored HJR72 which was unanimously approved. The resolution condemns Russia’s war in Ukraine, states our support for the Ukrainian people, and affirms our support for President Biden’s sanctions.


We also passed HB1293, which I chief co-sponsored that will ensure that our state sends a firm message of rebuke to Vladimir Putin and the Russian oligarchs supporting his war in Ukraine. The bill does a few important things:

  • Ensures that the state of Illinois will divest state funds from Russian and Belarusian corporations and securities

  • Creates a task force to ensure that Russian oligarchs are not abusing our real estate system to launder money for their war

  • Give the Department of Human Services emergency rule-making power so that we are prepared for a refugee crisis arising from this conflict.

  • Further secures election integrity by investigating Russian interference in the 2016 and 2020 elections, and preparing to prevent foreign interference in the future


This bill passed the House with strong bipartisan support and is currently pending future action by the Senate.


Press Release from State Representative Delia Ramirez


Mar. 30, 2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION:

luis@repdeliaramirez.com


Chicago, IL – Rep. Delia Ramirez (D-Chicago) and community advocates from the Healthy IL Coalition are pleased to announce that low-income immigrant seniors, who are 55 to 64 years old, can now enroll in Medicaid-like healthcare coverage through the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services. This is an expansion of similar coverage already available to immigrant seniors who are 65 and older and which was approved in the 2020 Illinois state budget.

“Over the last two years, we have seen Covid-19 devastate communities that do not have access to the healthcare they need to live full and healthy lives. I am proud of the historic work we have done in Illinois to expand coverage to some of our most vulnerable residents,” Ramirez said. “I hope that this program will continue to set the standard for how states can take care of immigrant communities who otherwise would not have access to healthcare coverage.”

Ramirez has also sponsored and is championing HB4437 legislation that would expand this healthcare coverage to all low-income people 19-54 years old regardless of immigration status. The bill is currently pending consideration in Springfield as Rep. Ramirez and community stakeholders continue to advocate to expand coverage to all low-income residents in Illinois.

“I extend my gratitude to the team at the Department of Health and Family Services, Deputy Governor Sol Flores, and Governor J.B. Pritzker who have worked tirelessly to get this program running one month ahead of schedule. This shows the clear commitment by this administration to ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected” Ramirez added.


This coverage is available to all individuals, regardless of their immigration status, who meet income eligibility requirements similar to Medicaid. The following resources are available to those interested in learning more.

  • Apply online at ABE.illinois.gov

  • Apply by phone by calling the ABE Call Center at 1-800-843-6154

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A partir de hoy, Inmigrantes mayores de 55 años pueden inscribirse para obtener cobertura médica gracias a la propuesta legislativa de la representante Ramirez

Comunicado de prensa de Representante Estatal Delia Ramirez


Mar. 30, 2022 PARA MÁS INFORMACIÓN:

luis@repdeliaramirez.com


Chicago, IL - La representante Delia Ramírez (D-Chicago) y miembros de la comunidad de la Coalición Healthy IL se complacen en anunciar que las personas mayores inmigrantes de bajos ingresos, que tienen entre 55 y 64 años, pueden inscribirse en una cobertura médica similar a la de Medicaid a través de la Departamento de Salud y Servicios Familiares de Illinois. Esta es una expansión de una cobertura similar que ya está disponible para inmigrantes mayores de 65 años y que fue aprobada en el presupuesto estatal de Illinois de 2020.

“En los últimos dos años, hemos visto cómo nuestras comunidades han sido afectadas por el Covid-19 cuando no hay acceso al seguro médico. Estoy orgullosa de este trabajo histórico que hemos logrado en Illinois para expandir la cobertura de salud para algunos de nuestros residentes más necesitados.” Dijo Ramirez. “Espero que este programa sirva de ejemplo en cómo otros estados pueden apoyar a las comunidades inmigrantes que no tienen acceso a cobertura médica.”

Ramirez también patrocinó y está promoviendo la legislación HB 4437 que extendería la cobertura médica para personas de bajo recursos de 19-54 años independientemente de su estatus migratorio. El proyecto de ley está actualmente bajo consideración en Springfield. La representante Ramirez y las partes interesadas de la comunidad continúan abogando para expandir esta cobertura para todos los residentes inmigrantes de Illinois de bajos ingresos.

“Quiero extender mi gratitud al equipo del Departamento de Salud y Servicios de Familia, a la vicegobernadora Sol Flores, y al Gobernador J. B. Pritzker quienes han trabajado para que este programa esté disponible un mes antes de lo esperado. Esto demuestra claramente el compromiso que esta administración tiene para asegurar que nuestras comunidades inmigrantes necesitadas de seguro médico estén protegidas” agregó Ramirez.

Esta cobertura está disponible para todos los residentes, independientemente del estatus migratorio, que cumplen con los requisitos de ingreso similares al Medicaid. Los siguientes recursos están disponibles para aquellos interesados en aplicar.

  • Solicite la aplicación por internet en la página web ABE.illinois.gov

  • Solicite la aplicación por teléfono llamando al ABE Centro de Atención al cliente al 1-800-843-6154

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