Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is encouraging all nonbinary and female-identifying young people in Illinois to apply for the Illinois Council on Women and Girls’ Girls Committee.

“The voices of our young people are powerful drivers of change, and the Girls Committee gives young women the chance to have their voices heard,” Hirschauer said. “This is the perfect opportunity for civic-minded youth to learn about government and policy while making positive change in their communities.”

The Illinois Council on Women and Girls, chaired by Lt. Gov. Julianna Stratton, advises Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the General Assembly on policy issues affecting women and girls statewide. Committee members will have the opportunity to share their experiences and learn from other Council committees to make Illinois a better place for women and girls. All high school-aged female-identifying and nonbinary students are encouraged to apply.”

“When we give young women a seat at the table, we create more representative and inclusive policy decisions,” Hirschauer said. “I invite all young women and nonbinary students who are interested in government and policy to apply for this opportunity.”

Applications for the committee are due Oct. 23 and require a video submission as response to one of the questions. Applications can be submitted at https://isbe.submittable.com/submit/236836. For more information, contact Council member Jackie Matthews at jmatthew@isbe.net or 312-590-4327.

Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

(D-Batavia)
49th District

    Springfield Office:
    276-S Stratton Office Building
    Springfield, IL 62706
    (217) 782-1653

    District Office:
    946 Neltnor Blvd #108
    West Chicago IL 60185

    Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, will help lead an effort to review and improve the training programs of community health workers as a part of the newly established Community Health Workers Review Board.

    “Community health workers play an essential role in maintaining and improving the wellbeing of our families and communities at large,” Hirschauer said. “We must ensure they have access to the most effective and efficient training and certification processes so that they can continue to provide high quality health care for those who need it.”

    The Community Health Workers Review Board is tasked with advising the Illinois Department of Health as they develop an Illinois Community Health Worker Certification Program. The board will recommend standards, review proposed regulations and provide feedback about training programs and reimbursement schedules. The board will also provide an annual report to the Office of the Governor and the General Assembly about the progress of the program.

    “Everyone benefits when community health workers have the tools and certification they need to perform to the best of their ability,” Hirschauer said. “I am honored to have been appointed to the Community Health Workers Review Board and I am eager to collaborate with my colleagues and stakeholders to improve health care training and regulations.”

    For more information, please contact Hirschauer’s office at office@repmaura49.com or 331-465-9661

    Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

    (D-Batavia)
    49th District

      Springfield Office:
      276-S Stratton Office Building
      Springfield, IL 62706
      (217) 782-1653

      District Office:
      946 Neltnor Blvd #108
      West Chicago IL 60185

      Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

      WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — To help families prepare for the new school year, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, and state Sen. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, partnered with WeGo Together for Kids to hand out hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies to local students.

      “Thanks to the generosity of dozens of community organizations, West Chicago students will have what they need to learn and thrive in the classroom,” Hirschauer said. “I am tremendously proud of our community for coming together and helping those in need. When we work together, we can make a real difference in the lives of our young people.”

      Hirschauer and Villa co-hosted WeGo Together for Kids’ seventh annual school supply event in late August, distributing 976 backpacks to School District 33 students from kindergarten to eighth grade. During her time in the Illinois General Assembly, Hirschauer has been a fierce advocate for education. Most recently, she passed a budget that increases evidence-based education funding by $350 million and invests millions of dollars in special and early childhood education.

      “I couldn’t be prouder to represent such a giving community,” said Villa. “I’m incredibly grateful for all the local organizations and community members who came together to help our students start the year off on the right foot.”

      For a full list of donors, please visit https://repmaura.tiny.us/backpacks22.

      Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

      (D-Batavia)
      49th District

        Springfield Office:
        276-S Stratton Office Building
        Springfield, IL 62706
        (217) 782-1653

        District Office:
        946 Neltnor Blvd #108
        West Chicago IL 60185

        Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, in partnership with state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, and state Rep. Seth Lewis, R-Bartlett, is inviting residents to experience the Mobile Museum of Tolerance. The museum will visit Hawk Hollow Elementary School, Sunnydale Elementary School and Kenyon Woods Middle School from Sept. 6-9.

        “As we experience a rise in hate crimes nationwide, teaching our children to respect and celebrate people of different races, religions and cultures is now more important than ever,” Hirschauer said. “Education plays a key role in promoting tolerance and civility, and I am so excited to bring this outstanding educational opportunity to our community.”

        The Mobile Museum of Tolerance is an initiative of the Simon Wiesenthal Center aimed at empowering people to stand against racism, antisemitism and all forms of hate. The museum uses technology and interactive lessons to spread the message of tolerance and promote human dignity.

        “We are all responsible for creating a community where everyone is welcomed and respected,” Hirschauer said.  “I invite everyone to visit and learn from the Mobile Museum of Tolerance so we can create a more inclusive community where everyone can thrive.”

        Members of the public can visit the museum at Hawk Hollow Elementary on Sept. 6 from 2:30-4 p.m. at 235 Jacaranda Dr. in Bartlett or at Sunnydale Elementary on Sept. 7 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at 716 Sunnydale Blvd. in Streamwood. For more information, please contact Hirschauer’s office at office@repmaura49.com or 331-465-9661.

        Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        (D-Batavia)
        49th District

        Springfield Office:
        276-S Stratton Office Building
        Springfield, IL 62706
        (217) 782-1653

        District Office:
        946 Neltnor Blvd #108
        West Chicago IL 60185

        Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, is highlighting the upcoming back to school sales tax holiday on school supplies and certain school-related items that will take place August 5-14. During that period, sales tax for school supplies and qualifying clothing and footwear will be cut.

        “As a parent, I know back to school shopping can be expensive, especially as families deal with the impact of inflation,” Hirschauer said. “This sales tax holiday will save families money during these challenging times so that their children are adequately prepared for the upcoming school year.”

        Hirschauer passed the sales tax holiday as a part of the Illinois Family Relief Plan, which also includes savings on gas and groceries. Qualifying items include school supplies, such as notebooks, backpacks, calculators, crayons, pencils and more. Footwear and clothing items that retail for less than $125 per item qualify for the sales tax holiday as well.

        “When children have the school supplies they need, they can fully focus on participating in class and get the most out of their academic experience,” said Hirschauer. “I urge families to plan ahead and take advantage of the savings during the sales tax holiday this August to support their students this school year.”

        For more information, please contact Hirschauer’s office at office@repmaura49.com.

        Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        (D-Batavia)
        49th District

        Springfield Office:
        276-S Stratton Office Building
        Springfield, IL 62706
        (217) 782-1653

        District Office:
        946 Neltnor Blvd #108
        West Chicago IL 60185

        Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — State Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, will continue her fight to get weapons of war off our streets as a member of the new House Firearm Safety and Reform Working Group.

        “No one should feel unsafe on a trip to the grocery store, sitting in a classroom, attending a parade or simply living their lives. Yet too often, gun violence turns these seemingly-harmless situations deadly, stealing the lives of innocent people,” Hirschauer said. “We must use our anger and grief to take action and make sure mass shootings and everyday gun violence become relics of the past. Gun violence is a public health crisis that we must address.”

        In the aftermath of the Fourth of July shooting in Highland Park, Hirschauer and colleagues on the Firearm Safety and Reform Working Group will work with stakeholders and community advocates to propose meaningful legislative solutions to curb gun violence and improve public safety.

        Hirschauer’s placement on the Firearm Safety and Reform Working Group is a continuation of her work to promote gun safety and gun control measures. She recently took part in a meeting with White House leaders on state-level action to hold gun manufacturers accountable for their role in mass shootings. She has also sponsored bills to create a firearm registry and ban assault weapons statewide.

        “Illinois has the power and momentum to take strong legislative action to prevent gun violence and keep our families and communities safe, and I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues and other stakeholders to craft a shared response to address gun violence and firearm safety,” Hirschauer said. “Gun violence is a complex public safety issue that calls for multifaceted solutions, and I am confident the work of the House Firearm Safety and Reform Working Group will inform and inspire meaningful change for our communities.”

        For more information on Hirschauer’s legislative agenda, please visit www.ilga.com or contact her office at office@repmaura49.com.

        Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        (D-Batavia)
        49th District

        Springfield Office:
        276-S Stratton Office Building
        Springfield, IL 62706
        (217) 782-1653

        District Office:
        946 Neltnor Blvd #108
        West Chicago IL 60185

        June Updates from State Representative Maura Hirschauer




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        Contents
        Upcoming Events
        Reflection
        Legislative Update
        June Recap – In the District
         

        Upcoming Events

         

        Paletas Storytime with Representative Hirschauer 

        July 6, 2022
        West Chicago Public Library
        : 118 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185 

        6:00PM- 7:00PM 

        Bring your kids to get a free paleta and to be immersed in a good story read by Representative Hirschauer. Limited to 60 attendants. Paletas will be served first come, first serve. See you all there! 
         

        Community Shredding Event

        Hosted by KCT Credit Union & West Chicago Public Library District

        Saturday, August 27, 2022

        9am-11am

        West Chicago Public Library: 118 W Washington St, West Chicago, IL 60185 

        Fight identity theft and needless clutter at home by bringing your personal documents to our shredding event to have them safely shredded. Only paper materials will be accepted, small paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Shredding accepted until shred truck is full.

        Reflection

        In June we celebrated Juneteenth for the second time as a national holiday, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States.  In June we also celebrated the LGBTQ community with Pride month, a time of reflecting on how far we have come to be a more inclusive and just nation. Both of these celebrations serve also to remind us why we continue to fight for equity and equality for all.

        Reproductive Rights are under attack. The Supreme Court has pushed our country in the wrong direction with their decision to allow states to curtail some of the most private and personal rights of their residents. Abortion is still safe and legal in Illinois. As a result of the SCOTUS ruling we will see the rights of our neighbors crumble and we must look towards supporting and expanding access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care. Our work is not done here in Illinois. Onward we fight! 
         

        Legislative Update

        Historic Early Childhood Education Investments

        Representative Hirschauer Stands with the communities of Bartlett and Elgin to Stop CPKC, June 15, 2022

        June Recap

        Check out these posts for pics & more info about @RepMaura ‘s events in the past month.
        Visit to Elgin Community College May 24, 2022
        Educare’s 10 Year Anniversary Celebration June 2, 2022
        Declaration of June 3, 2022 as Gun Violence Awareness Day, June 2, 2022

        Veterans’ Breakfast , June 4, 2022
        Father’s Day Celebration with AgeGuide, June 8, 2022 
        WeGo Art Exhibit, Alebrijes: Creatures of a Dream World  
        Casa Michoacán Mariposas Migrantes Gràphica Michoacana exhibit, June 11, 2022
        Flag Day Celebration in Batavia, June 14, 2022
        AgeGuide SAIL Program, June 16, 2022
        The 49th District in Action: Celebrating Pride Month  June, 2022 

         

        We are here to listen to the needs of all constituents. Feel free to reach out to my office at 331-465-9661 for any issues or concerns. We are here to serve.  

        Rep Maura Hirschauer
        District Office

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        Rep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Representative Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, has been appointed by Illinois Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch, to the Community Health Workers Review Board (CHWRB). The board, created in 2021 by Article 5 of HB 158, will serve as the regulatory body which develops and oversees initial certification and certification renewal of community health workers.

        “I am honored to have been chosen for this appointment,” said Rep. Hirschauer. “Ensuring that community health workers have a fair, efficient and effective certification and renewal process is critical to providing Illinoisans with high quality healthcare services.”

        HB 158 is referred to as the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, and contains provisions addressing community health workers, hospital reform, medical implicit bias training, substance abuse and mental health, access to health care, hospital closures, managed care organization reform and maternal and infant mortality.

        Hirschauer’s appointment was pursuant to SB 336, passed later in 2021, in response to agency feedback, and which contained additional provisions to better effectuate the requirements of HB 158. Under SB 336, the Speaker of the House is tasked with making several appointments to the Board, including three legislators.

        The other legislators appointed by Welch were Rep. LaToya Greenwood and Rep. Camille Y. Lilly.

        “Healthcare is a human right and high quality healthcare requires that the qualified professionals who provide it can continue to do their vital work with a minimum of bureaucratic interruption and red tape,” said Hirschauer. “But this has to be balanced against the need to ensure that corners are not cut. My colleagues and I look forward to taking on this challenge and helping to enhance healthcare outcomes throughout our state.”

        For more information call Rep. Hirschauer at 331-465-9661 or email office@repmaura49.com.

        Rep. Maura HirschauerRep. Hirschauer Highlights Leadership Opportunity for Young Women

        (D-Batavia)
        49th District

          Springfield Office:
          276-S Stratton Office Building
          Springfield, IL 62706
          (217) 782-1653

          District Office:
          946 Neltnor Blvd #108
          West Chicago IL 60185

          Free Veterans’ Breakfast THIS Saturday




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          Local Vets invited to a free Veterans' Breakfast at VFW Post 6791, 431 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago, IL 60185

          June 4 – 9am-11am

          Representative Hirschauer is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She is inviting local veterans to share their thoughts on legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities, over breakfast at the VFW in West Chicago.

          Seats are still available, but the favor of an RSVP is requested via registration form or a call (331-465-9661) or email to the office by Friday afternoon.

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          Local Vets invited to a free Veterans' Breakfast at VFW Post 6791, 431 N Neltnor Blvd, West Chicago, IL 60185

          June 4 – 9am-11am

          Representative Hirschauer is a member of the Illinois House of Representatives Veterans’ Affairs Committee. She is inviting local veterans to share their thoughts on legislation and how it affects military veterans, their families, and communities, over breakfast at the VFW in West Chicago.

          Seats are still available, but the favor of an RSVP is requested via registration form or a call (331-465-9661) or email to the office by Friday afternoon.

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          Rep Maura Hirschauer
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