Press Release

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

A mission-driven communication leader and storyteller, Raftery brings nearly 25 years' experience working for government, business, the media, and nonprofits.

Now in its ninth year, this groundbreaking program equips anti-poverty advocates with tools to advance racial equity.

Illinois became the first state in the nation to provide Medicaid-like coverage to low-income seniors over the age of 65. Today Illinois builds upon this legacy by expanding coverage to low-income adults ages 55 through 64.

Direct investments in health coverage, tax credits, and other benefits for people with low income will serve families hardest hit by the pandemic.

Attorney brings deep experience in advocacy for equal justice.

Historic advance for domestic workers, anti-wage theft protections, added paid sick leave use among wins

The task force will examine the foster system's disproportionate impact on Black families and communities.

Groundbreaking program now in its eighth year centers racial equity in anti-poverty advocacy

Black & Brown communities deserve resources, support, & opportunities to thrive.

Victory for immigrant communities nationwide as U.S. Justice Department drops defense in Illinois case.

We will continue to fight for immigrant families in Illinois and across the country.

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