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Karin Norington-Reaves Supports Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

“Today, young Black women will see it is possible for them to reach the highest court in the land - the ultimate achievement for a jurist,” wrote Norington-Reaves.

Molson Coors Dedicates $1 Million to Thurgood Marshall College Fund to Support Next Generation of Diverse Leaders

The funding will support programs focused on providing educational resources, leadership development and career opportunities for students attending HBCUs. #HBCU

Rush Workforce Diversity Amendment Passes House As Part Of America COMPETES Act

Rep. Rush secured an amendment in the House-passed bill that would require any company applying for the pot of $52 billion in semiconductor incentives to provide data on the diversity of its workforce, which would then be aggregated and published in a biannual report.  #BobbyRush

Rush Applauds Unanimous Senate Passage of Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

“The lynching of Emmett Till changed my life and it changed our entire nation,” said Rush #BobbyRush

Rush Announces $408.2 Million to Help Illinois Families Lower Energy Costs This Winter

“I grew up in a single-parent household and I know from experience what it feels like to not be sure whether you’ll have enough money to keep the heat on in the winter,” said Rush. #BobbyRush

Jimmy Lee Tillman II Responds to President Biden’s January 7th Economic Report

"In Illinois, Black unemployment is a shameful 10.8 with no sign of going down and no sound from any elected officials." #JimmyLeeTillman

Attorney Ben Crump Responds to the Sentencing of Defendants in the Murder of Ahmaud Arbery

"But because of the video, and the public cries for accountability, Ahmaud’s killers have finally been held to account – first by the jury and in today’s sentencing." #BenCrump

Rush and McKinley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Hold Internet Companies Accountable for Sales of Deadly, Illegal Drugs Online

“The prohibitively high cost of lifesaving prescription drugs leads many Americans to turn to the internet in search of alternatives, but a lack of regulation has enabled bad actors to market counterfeit and unsafe drugs on social media and rogue online pharmacies,” said Rush. #BobbyRush

Illinois Department of Public Health Announces COVID-19 Antivirals Available in the Coming Weeks

While these antivirals are free from the federal government, they are in limited supply.

Black Conservative Federation Appoints a Vice-President

“In 2020, BCF knocked over 300,000 doors across the country in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. In 2024, we plan to double, if not, triple that amount.”- BCF President, Diante Johnson #BCF

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