FAIR Maps

Julie the sponsor for a constitutional amendment for FAIR maps and redistricting. It is time for politicians to no longer choose their districts and their voters. Instead voters should choose the people that represent them. She is working with a bipartisan coalition to get this passed. Julie understands that this will bring credibility back to our state government.

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Mental Health Parity

Mental health parity laws usually require health insurers to cover mental health and substance abuse treatment for children. However many problems still exist. Mental disability is regarded differently from physical disability in some social services. Many report that they are denied coverage, have to endure pain staking approval processes, poor access to mental providers, and other issues block their access …

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Tobacco 21

A huge coalition of people have come to Julie and ask her to spearhead legislation to raise the minimum age for tobacco. We need to change the trajectory of our health. Illinois shouldn’t spend 2 billion dollars a year in Illinois medicaid dollars on diseases we can prevent if we keep young people from smoking.

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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. Julie also sponsored and passed the Equal Rights Amendment.

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Gun Control & Public Safety

Julie is a staunch and consistent proponent of strong and well-enforced gun safety laws. She is proud to have received an “F” rating from the NRA and has never voted in favor of any pro-firearm legislation. In 2018, Julie sponsored the Lethal Violence Order of Protection Act to allow family members or a law enforcement officer to alert the courts …

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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 and co-chair of Illinois Legislative Children’s …

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