ENDORSEMENT: Theresa Mah for Illinois House in 2nd District Democratic primary
Mah is endorsed for a third term because she works diligently on behalf of underserved communities.
After former Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed her bill two years ago to protect immigrants from bully landlords who threaten to call federal authorities over their immigration status, state Rep. Theresa Mah stuck with it. She pushed the bill again last year, and it was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
It was a significant protection for the Pilsen and Chinatown immigrant neighborhoods that Mah represents.
Mah is endorsed for a third term because she works diligently on behalf of underserved communities. She teamed with state Sen. Ram Villivalam last year to amend the Illinois Act on Aging to explicitly prohibit discrimination of LGBTQ folks in assisted or shared living facilities. Older LGBTQ folks and older adults with HIV also were designated as populations of “greatest social need” for programs for aging adults.
Our one hope is that Mah will work on her delivery as a public speaker.
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