AURORA, Ill. – After being elected as the vice chair of the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, released the following statement:
“I am honored and excited to have been elected by my colleagues as Vice Chair of the House Democratic Women’s Caucus. The last year has brought unprecedented challenges to us all, but this new General Assembly is an opportunity to continue our work to rebuild Illinois and put our state on the path toward recovery and growth. While we must prioritize COVID-19 relief first and foremost, we must also continue to make progress in our fight for gender equality and lift up women across Illinois.
“As a Latina, I know firsthand that the issues women face are not universal, and that women of color often experience more severe disparities in health care, education, employment and more. It is critical that our advocacy and our policies address the needs of all women, especially Black, Latinx, LGBTQ+, disabled and young women. I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue fighting for equality and ensure that every woman’s voice can be heard.”
via Illinois House Democratic Caucus
February 1, 2021 at 08:56PM