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“We must seek to knock down the walls holding back our sisters and daughters.”

 

SPRINGFIELD – To seek legislative solutions to the systemic barriers facing women and girls in work, education and life, Illinois State Senator Jacqueline Collins’ push to create the Illinois Council on Women and Girls took one step closer to completion.

The Illinois Senate approved the plan in a 43-1 vote today. The Illinois Council on Women and Girls would be tasked with gathering information about the specific issues women and girls face in every sector of family, education and career life.

“In my life, I’ve seen important advances in social economic justice,” Collins said. “That does not change the fact that rooting out entrenched systems of discrimination requires constant vigilance and debate. The Illinois Council on Women and Girls will study the things that hold back half of our population from achieving their full potential. We must seek to knock down the walls holding back our sisters and daughters.”

Senate Bill 3402 heads to the Illinois House for consideration.

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