Karin Norington-Reaves Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address

Karin Norington-Reaves Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address
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Karin Norington-Reaves Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address (Chicago, IL) — Candidate for Congress Karin Norington-Reaves issued the following statement regarding President Biden’s State of the Union address:

“We are in a troubling moment in history, with so many problems both at home in our communities and abroad,” said Norington-Reaves. “Here in the First District, people are crying out for our leaders to do something to fight rising costs, the crime and violence in our streets, and create more economic opportunity. As Congresswoman for the First District of Illinois, I will get to work creating jobs, combatting the root causes of gun violence, and giving working families the support they need to thrive.”

Norington-Reaves provided additional commentary on key issues presented during the State of the Union.

  • On the SCOTUS nominee: “The Senate has an opportunity to confirm an incredibly talented and impressive nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and create a court that not only looks like the country it serves, but one that protects voting rights and a woman’s right to choose.”

  • On Ukraine: “We must collaborate with our global partners to hold President Putin accountable for his actions which defy accepted international conduct and violate Ukraine’s sovereignty and human rights.”

  • On the Republican Response: “The Republican party continues to demonstrate how intent it is on obstructing progress for working families. We need bipartisan effort to move this country forward, not the hyperpartisan, obstinance on which they pride themselves. ”

About Karin Norington-Reaves:

Karin Norington-Reaves is a public servant and change agent with 30 years of experience in job creation, education, advocacy, and community development. A third-generation Chicagoan, Karin is the daughter of an Air Force veteran and sheet metal worker father and an entrepreneur and business coach mother. From an early age, she watched her mother advocate for, mentor, and serve others.

For the past decade, Karin has been the CEO of the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, the nation’s most extensive and effective publicly-funded workforce development system. Under her leadership since it began in 2012, The Partnership has focused on connecting people to careers, and businesses to high-quality talent, impacting Chicagoland’s neighborhoods and business communities.

Among Karin’s leadership accomplishments in the past decade are the roughly 100,000 people placed into long-lasting careers, and her management of half a billion dollars of economic investments in job training and placement and business development. Karin recognizes and amplifies the unique, untapped potential of individuals and Chicagoland communities through job placement and occupational training, and has collaborated with more than 2,000 businesses to create jobs in underserved neighborhoods. She is a catalyst for change and leads by serving others, advocating for equity in all economic opportunities in every space she sits in.

Karin has also fought for youth and families as a litigator, advocate, non-profit leader, and adjunct law professor, working in the fields of mental health law, community and workforce development, education, and public utility consumer protection. Of all her roles Karin considers “Mama” her most noteworthy title. Karin and her crew — Alex, Rachelle, and two dogs — live in Chatham.

Karin Norington-Reaves Statement on President Biden’s State of the Union Address


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