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Updated: Oct 7, 2020

SPRINGFIELD, IL –To protect a women’s health care needs, state Rep. Delia Ramirez, is supporting legislation that gives women the right to make decisions regarding their reproductive health.

“As a women of color, I will continue to stand against Donald Trump’s misogynist rhetoric towards women’s rights,” said Ramirez. “We must enact a law that protects a woman’s fundamental right to choose and ensure that they have access to a safe and welcoming healthcare system.”

Ramirez is a co-sponsor of House Bill 2495 that would give every woman the right to decide to continue a pregnancy or to have an abortion. The measure also requires insurances to cover the cost of abortion services. The World Health Organization states that women who have full control of their reproductive health, are likely to pursue educational and personal goals both of which are vital to the care of a child.

“Empowering women to pursue their aspirations in life can increase their chance of welcoming their future children to a stable home environment when she becomes ready,” said Ramirez. “I will continue fighting to protect the rights of all women in our state.”

SPRINGFIELD, IL – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, issues the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Pritzker’s Budget Address in Springfield:

“I applaud the Governor for demanding millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share and his promise to prioritize the needs of Illinoisans above all partisan motives. The people of Illinois deserve better than what they have received these past four years under Rauner.”
“Amongst the most affected, were the minorities groups from low-income communities whose lives depend on state services. Our universities suffered greatly during the Rauner budget crisis. As a result many students had no option than to put their education on hold. We must invest in bettering the lives of those in need, to ensure our state’s stability.”
“Governor Pritzker has given Illinoisans hope that a better tomorrow is to come. I commit to working with my colleagues and across the aisle to introduce a balanced budget that not only addresses pressing issues across the state but also creates a pathway to better our state’s future.”

CHICAGO, IL - State Rep. Delia C. Ramirez, D-Chicago, is encouraging residents to visit her new, district constituent service office and make use of the resources available to them.

“I believe that a government that is transparent and accessible can foster greater civic engagement and stronger communities,” Ramirez said. “I hope that local residents, community organizations, and businesses can find my district office to be a place where they can communicate their ideas and concerns so I can better serve our community.”

Ramirez invites residents to attend the District Offices’ Open House this Friday, February 8 from 4 pm to 6 pm, located at 3042 W North Ave in Chicago. Regular office house will be Mondays from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm, Tuesday - Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm, Fridays from 10 am to 12 pm, and every second Saturday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm.

Ramirez invites constituents to visit the office to seek assistance with state issues and learn about upcoming events. She hopes that her accessible office location will help encourage community members, organizations and local businesses to become more involved in state government.

“My office will help foster local participation to create a stronger community,” Ramirez said. “I’m excited to collaborate with community leaders and residents that are passionate about bettering our neighborhoods and our state.”