Illinois State Legislative Update

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At the Illinois State Capitol, legislation is moving quickly and we want you to be a part of supporting some important bills:

Rent Control. UWF is a proud member of the Lift The Ban coalition, which is advancing two bills in the Illinois general assembly. One would lift the statewide ban on rent control and the other would make rent control the law of the land. With more and more working people priced out of housing, we need #RentControlNow. Click here to tell your lawmakers you support bringing rent control to Illinois.

Safe Nurse to Patient Ratios. UWF affiliate Illinois Nurses Association is fighting for the Safe Patient Limits Act, which will ensure that acute care nurses have a workload that they can safely care for and deter hospitals from providing their staff with unsafe patient ratios. Click here to tell your lawmaker you support the Safe Patient Limits Act.

Fight for $15. SB1 will raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2025, and UWF State Representatives Celina Villanueva and Delia Ramirez spoke powerfully in support of the bill--an important reminder of why electing movement candidates matters. Watch Celina's remarks here.