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Statement from Audra Wilson, President and CEO of the Shriver Center on Poverty Law

A new ordinance passed today by the Chicago City Council will double the minimum number of paid days off available for Chicago workers, making the city the first in the country to offer paid time off.

We applaud the Chicago City Council Workforce Development Committee for voting earlier today, 13-2, to expand our city’s current paid time off requirements.

A strong rate review process protects individuals, families, and small businesses from unreasonable premium rate hikes and sets accountability standards for how insurers determine rates.

The Illinois Supreme Court made a historic decision this week by upholding a law that eliminates cash bail. Illinois will now be the first state in the country to end cash bail for defendants.

Everyone should have basic workplace protections so that they can sustain themselves financially, be healthy, and be able to take care of their family.

Nonprofit executive brings nearly 25 years’ experience in fundraising initiatives, special events and stakeholder engagement.

Reflections on four decades of using the power of words to fight for racial and economic justice.

False narratives about the role of race in history hide inequitable outcomes and protect the status quo.

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