Alexandra Eidenberg On The Issues That Matter To District 17 Voters

Alexandra Eidenberg has been a long time advocate for small business, women and children. As a regular in Springfield she has experience fighting for progressive values, creating coalitions and understanding the issues that matter to every day people.

Alexandra Eidenberg will be Illinois District 17's voice fighting for:

Healthcare For All | Everyone deserves access to healthcare. I will fight to put the Affordable Care Act on track allowing for access to affordable healthcare for all. If our federal government continues to degrade the Affordable Care Act I will work in the legislature to expand Medicaid and ensure access for all.

Gun Violence Prevention | I support banning silencers, automatic weapons, assault weapons, bump stocks and large capacity magazines. It is time for common sense gun regulation ensuring our kids are safe at school and on our playgrounds. 

Education | As a mom education is at the top of my priority list. I will fight for quality education in all our communities. I support public school education.

Pro Choice | I am 100% pro-choice.

Retirees | I am committed to never taxing retirement income. I will not tax folks that have worked hard all their life earning their pensions, 401ks and social security. We have an obligation to take care of our retirees.

Environment | On a national level we are failing our environment. We must get on a path to 100% clean energy here in Illinois and fight to join the Paris Agreement again.

LGBTQA | Our communities need to be more inclusive. I will work long and hard to support and propose legislation that protects the LGBTQA community.

Progressive Taxes | I support broadening our tax base and moving to a progressive fair tax.

Small Business and Job Creation | As a small business owner I understand the challenges we face. I support incentivizing small businesses to help create jobs and making Illinois the employment destination I know we can be. Small business is the backbone of our state and I will make sure that we focus on supporting small business to thrive. 

Marijuana Regulation and Taxation | I fully support medical and recreational marijuana legalization. We need to tax and regulate marijuana creating vital funds and criminal justice reform our state desperately needs. My organization, We Will, has one of the largest coalitions, Moms for Marijuana, supporting this effort.

Family Leave | I have spent years visiting Springfield fighting alongside our legislators to pass family leave for all people in Illinois allowing men and women to take time off to care for their loved ones. Illinois needs to be more family friendly and one of the best ways to be family friendly is through offering family leave on a payroll deduction basis.

Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) | ERA Now! We must pass ERA here in Illinois allowing us to move forward with ratification. I look forward to being a part of history and helping Illinois move forward with ERA.

Unions | I am 100% pro union and look forward to staying union strong here in Illinois. I will fight long and hard for our workers and remove the 'Right to Work' legislation that Governor Rauner passed during veto session. There are critical union jobs to created and I look forward to being a part of that process.

Women's Rights | I run an organization called We Will that helps women and children get involved in the legislative process. We have over 7000 members fighting for the rights of families. I will always advocate for women's rights.

Equal Pay | As I have done for years I will continue to fight for equal pay. We must create equality in wages allowing for women and minorities to make the same salary and wages as our counterparts.

Fair Wages | As a small business owner I know the value of paying good wages and offering benefits. We must raise the minimum wage to $15+ and support our unions allowing people to collectively bargain and access good paying jobs.

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