Speaker Welch Addresses Systemic Racism Through Education and Workforce Development (Springfield, IL) –
For generations, our children have been left behind when it comes to education and forced to succeed with a lack of resources that would be unimaginable for others. I’m fighting to end unequal treatment in schools and provide fair funding for our children, our families and our neighborhoods.
I’ve worked alongside my colleagues in the Black Caucus to build a better Illinois and give every child a strong education from kindergarten to high school and college to the workforce. With a strong foundation of skills and education, there is nothing our children can’t achieve.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, I’m working to combat learning loss and build back a better Illinois by providing more opportunities for our children to learn. We can’t afford to leave a generation of students and families behind.
To end racial disparities, I fought to create anti-racism initiatives to ensure there is no longer discrimination in our schools. Children in our communities deserve the same opportunity to learn and grow as those in the most well-off communities.
I’m fighting to lower the costs of college so that our children and families aren’t unfairly burdened with debt just for trying to build a better future. My equitable education plan also incentivizes more people from our communities to become teachers in order to help positively shape the next generation of students and citizens.
I’m proud to stand with my colleagues in the Black Caucus to build a better Illinois and a stronger future for our children. If you have any thoughts on how we can work together, please reach out to my office at 708-450-1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emanuel “Chris” Welch State Representative, 7th District
Speaker Welch Addresses Systemic Racism Through Education and Workforce Development