032322HAO00840SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is spearheading a measure that would develop a program to award grants for apprenticeship programs.

“Many people are interested in participating in apprenticeship programs but often don’t have access to reliable transportation,” Hunter said. “Being able to afford transportation or child care would make a huge difference for many pursuing a career in trade.”

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032322cm0388SPRINGFIELD – For decades, dozens of women have been missing or murdered in Chicago with little to no answers for their families. That’s why State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation to address this issue.

“When a loved one goes missing or is murdered, that takes a huge toll on a family, and that is a pain that will never go away,” Hunter said. “That pain is magnified when the family is left with no answers, which is why we need a task force to offer guidance for how to handle these cases better.”

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oxycontinCHICAGO – In order to combat the opioid epidemic, members of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus are supporting the 2022 State of Illinois Overdose Action Plan, a comprehensive, equity-centric outline to change how Illinois deals with overdoses.

This plan prioritizes outreach to and engagement with individuals who are at risk for both fatal and non-fatal overdose due to drugs like synthetic opioids, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other substances.

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FOZMBs1WYAICXFUWASHINGTON, D.C. – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) released the following statement after attending the U.S. Senate Confirmation Hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson:

“I was extremely privileged to witness the first confirmation hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Judge Jackson is the first Black woman to go through the nomination process to sit on the Supreme Court, and it was surreal to see it happen in the flesh.

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