ramapasha laksono ir2a5LzF4Ro unsplashCHICAGO – The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority announced that $255,000 will be available for those in need of transportation to meet their pre-trial court, probation, or parole conditions, and State Senator Robert Peters is encouraging justice-impacted individuals to apply.

Grants will be made in the amounts of $40,000 to $50,000 and must be expended between April 1, 2023, and March 31, 2024. The application deadline for this program is Nov. 10, 2022.

Read more: Peters: $255,000 in funding available for justice-impacted individuals in need of transportation

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FCM Task Force Sen. PetersWashington, D.C. — With growing momentum sweeping across the United States to rein in the power of dominant corporations, State Senator Robert Peters announces the launch of Fight Corporate Monopolies Task Force, a new coalition of state and local leaders leading the charge.

“Corporate monopolies extract wealth from working class communities, particularly communities of color,” said Peters (D-Chicago). “Companies like Amazon make deals in the shadows that dangerously fluctuate prices, suppress wages and propel a race to the bottom. We have to fight back against the unchecked power corporate monopolies exploit and the illusion that if we don’t give into that power, then we’re blocking economic development.”

Read more: Senator Robert Peters Joins Fight Corporate Monopolies’ Task Force

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medicaidCHICAGO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule to improve access to hearing aids Tuesday, and State Senator Robert Peters is celebrating the decision that will benefit millions of Americans.

About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears.

Read more: Peters celebrates FDA ruling to make hearing aids more accessible

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Peters SB 3032Chicago – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) issued the following statement … in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision:

"This decision is a threat to broader fights for justice everywhere. This is a gateway for the far right to start attacking so many important rights we have today. The Supreme Court’s extremist decision to strip people of their abortion rights is appalling and will not reduce abortions, but only further penalize working class communities especially working class Black and Brown communities.”

“Illinois continues to lead the country when it comes to protecting the reproductive rights of our residents, and I know we will be a welcoming, safe place for people from hostile states that may be seeking an abortion. I am grateful to the organizers and the movement who demanded that Illinois be a leader on reproductive justice, and I am committed to working with them and my colleagues to expand people’s rights in Illinois, not restrict them. I want to be clear that this is the beginning of a much broader movements’ plan to attack marginalized communities and we must not back down from this challenge, but stand up and step out.”


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