ISSUES

Battling Corruption & Promoting Transparency

As Attorney General, I will have zero tolerance for corruption – private or public – and I will work to bring more openness and transparency to state government. Illinois has a long, notorious history of public corruption. As a federal prosecutor, I spent years investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime, so I know firsthand the kind...

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Fighting Wage Theft to Improve Illinois’ Economy

As Attorney General, I will fight to ensure that workers are paid all their legally-owed wages and level the playing field for Illinois businesses that play by the rules. Wage theft is an under-enforced epidemic that has depressed the Illinois economy for years. Wage theft occurs when employers violate the law by failing to pay...

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Gun Violence and Gun Trafficking

As Attorney General, I will fight to keep guns out of the hands of people who have forfeited their ownership rights, and I will fight to fully enforce increased penalties for anyone who chooses to use a gun to commit a crime.  I will do everything I can to end the trafficking of illegal weapons...

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Immigration: Neighbors and New Americans

As Attorney General, I will be committed to defending the rights of immigrants, including refugees and asylum seekers.  Nearly everyone in this country has an ancestor that is an immigrant, including me.  My grandfather came to America on a boat, looking for a better life, and my father is a first-generation American.  I will ensure...

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Making Health Care Available and Affordable

As Attorney General, one of my biggest priorities will be making sure that the people of Illinois have access to healthcare that provides broad coverage and is affordable for everyone. As a cancer survivor, I know first-hand how crippling health care costs can be and how vital it is that all people have access to...

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Protecting Democracy

As Attorney General, I will do everything within my power to protect your voice and your vote, and will ensure that the integrity of Illinois elections is protected from anyone who would seek to undermine it. As Attorney General, among my first actions will be launching a comprehensive investigation into whether or not Illinois elections...

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Protecting the Rights of the LGBTQ Community and Transgender Americans

The LGBTQ community has won many battles for equality and dignity in the courts, in federal and state governments, and in our culture. Its success has been inspiring, but the fight is far from over and the Attorney General’s Office can be a strong ally and advocate. The LGBTQ community continues to face widespread discrimination...

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Pursuing Environmental Justice

I believe that protecting and preserving our environment is essential to our health and long-term economic prosperity. Our federal government is now an aggressive threat to that objective, putting our climate, air, water, and land at great risk. The Trump Administration is scaling back environmental protections, withdrawing from global efforts to protect the environment, and...

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Reproductive Freedom

I believe that when government intrudes into reproductive health care, and specifically when it robs an individual of their bodily autonomy, it robs them of their freedom. Reproductive health care, regardless of gender identity, is an issue that should remain private between doctors and patients. Therefore, true justice for the people of Illinois must include...

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The American Dream

Our nation's strength has been built upon the American Dream, the belief that citizens can achieve success and prosperity through equal access to opportunities and a willingness to work hard.  My family experienced this first hand – my father is a first-generation American who did not graduate from high school or college, but he worked...

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