Illinois Democrats Deliver for Working Families during Spring Legislative Session

As the 2023 Spring Legislative Session comes to a close, progress-driven bills will head to Governor Pritzker’s desk




Allison Janowski
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Springfield, IL – In this year’s spring legislative session, Illinois Democrats have proudly led successful efforts to protect women’s rights, make our communities safer, and uplift Illinois’ working families. Under the leadership of Governor JB Pritzker, Senate President Don Harmon, and House Speaker Chris Welch, Democrats continue to deliver for Illinoisans.

The following bills will be sent to the governor’s desk:

Much of the newly passed legislation builds on previous efforts to protect and expand women’s rights, reduce gun violence, protect marginalized communities, and create a strong, equitable public education system. These latest achievements follow nation-leading legislation passed earlier this year including the ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazinespaid leave for all workers, and protections for out of state residents seeking abortion care in Illinois.

These accomplishments and more were made possible by the electoral victories of a record number of Democrats in the General Assembly last November, the guidance and collaboration of House Speaker Chris Welch and Senate President Don Harmon, and the leadership of statewide officials including Governor JB Pritzker, Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Attorney General Kwame Raoul, Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Susana Mendoza. The Democratic Party of Illinois will sustain its efforts to elect Democrats up and down the ballot across Illinois so they may continue to move the state forward. 

“All of Illinois’ elected officials have a duty to deliver for the Illinoisans who elected them, and this year’s spring legislative session proves that Democrats are moving Illinois forward by putting working families first. None of this progress would be possible without the Democratic majorities we successfully defended in November, and we’ll keep our feet on the gas to make sure that continues next year. Democrats are showing Illinoisans what real leadership and real progress looks like in the Capitol, and the legislation passed this year will continue to promote equity, opportunity, safety, and freedom in our state,” said DPI Chair Lisa Hernandez.


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