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Andrade, Rashid Pass Bill Cracking Down on AI-Based Discrimination

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, and state Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid, D-Bridgeview, passed legislation Friday to prohibit AI-based discrimination in employment, ensuring Illinois companies remain transparent in hiring practices. “With its growing use throughout the economy, AI could easily circumvent well-meaning and effective anti-discrimination measures,” Andrade said. “The House and I are leading […]
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Andrade Advances Measure Allowing Motorists to Recover Personal Items from Towed Vehicles

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Continuing his efforts to support motorists, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, passed legislation on Tuesday that allows motorists the chance to recover valuable personal items like medical devices and identification cards from their vehicles. “Common sense tells you that if someone is unfortunate enough to have their car towed, these companies should […]
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Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the members of the ILLCF select outstanding people who meet the eligibility criteria to receive Foundation scholarships to help them achieve their educational objectives. The scholarship is open to all accredited college students (undergraduate, graduate, or certificate/vocational programs). We want to learn about your educational goals and aspirations! Apply by July 3rd, 2024. […]
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Andrade-Backed Measure Secures Prosthetics Coverage for Cancer Survivors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is advancing legislation to require that insurance companies cover the cost of wigs and scalp prosthesis for those battling or recovering from cancer and other serious medical conditions resulting in hair loss. “Hair loss due to a serious, life-threatening illness can be both personally impactful and universally […]
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Andrade Backs Reforms to Make Health Care More Affordable, Expand Access to Care

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois families will have access to better and more affordable health care coverage under a new measure backed by State Rep. Jaime Andrade D-Chicago, aiming to reduce costs and hold big insurance companies accountable. “I’m backing this bill, because making healthcare more affordable and accessible through their insurance policies cuts costs for […]
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Andrade Advances Legislation Protecting Highway Construction Workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Vowing to make construction zones safer for workers and motorists, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, advanced legislation to better enforce work zone speed limits with automated camera equipment. “When some motorists drive recklessly in construction zones, it creates a dangerous and potentially deadly situation for workers and responsible drivers alike,” Andrade said. […]
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Andrade: Reproductive Reforms Needed to Address Gaps in Care

CHICAGO – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, responded to Walgreens’ latest announcement that they would begin providing mifepristone in select stores: “I’m encouraged by today’s developments, and that large corporations that serve millions of people will not bow down to the un-American and regressive voices of a few. In Illinois, we’ve made great strides securing […]
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Property Tax Reforms Needed to Keep Seniors in their Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Andrade, D-Chicago, backed proposed legislation to protect low-income seniors from property tax increases, keeping more seniors in the homes they’ve lived in for years. “Rising costs of living are putting a pinch on Illinois seniors, especially when they are on a fixed income and cannot afford a higher property tax […]
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Andrade Encourages Fiscal Accountability and Job Advocacy in Upcoming Budget Talk

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after the Governor’s State of the State and Budget Address, emphasizing strong fiscal decision making: “As we begin the process of building another smart, compassionate state budget, I will continue to emphasize the importance of securing the financial future of working families […]
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