Upholding Women’s Rights

Julie supports the right of women to have access to full reproductive health options and procedures without the involvement of government and regardless of their ability to pay. This is a right of privacy between a woman and her doctor.

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Ensuring Public Safety

Julie is a staunch and consistent proponent of strong and well-enforced gun safety laws. She is pleased to have received an “F” rating from the NRA and has never voted in favor of any pro-firearm legislation. When the US Supreme Court upheld Highland Park’s assault weapons ban in 2016, Julie filed SB2130 to support that decision. She has also introduced …

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Promoting Ethics & Responsible Government

Despite the passage of various incremental reforms, Illinois has room for improvement in ensuring that state and local government is transparent, fiscally responsible, and ethical. Julie has pursued an ambitious course in introducing bills to disclose conflicts of interest among legislators and to ensure greater distance between lawmakers and lobbyists. She has passed legislation requiring timely disclosure of independent campaign …

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Protecting Those with Developmental Disabilities

Families of children with developmental disabilities face unique challenges, and to help address them, Julie created and chairs the Illinois General Assembly’s Special Needs Caucus. Recognizing these families’ needs and the complexities of navigating the available services, she has hosted a Developmental Disability Resource Fair aimed at directing parents of children with disabilities to resources such as work, housing, and …

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Advocating for Child Welfare

Julie Morrison strongly believes that we have a responsibility to safeguard our most vulnerable populations. A longstanding advocate for children’s welfare, she is working with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and other agencies to increase efficiency and improve access to services. Julie is a member of the Advisory Council to DCFS. Because of their histories of trauma, …

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