Here’s a Facebook page that identifies a Democratic Party opponent for Republican State Rep. Stecve Reick:
One can find his web site here.
His web site lays out his mission:
I am often asked, “What do the Democrats stand for?”
Well, jobs and infrastructure are certainly top priorities. These are my top 10 priorities afterward. Although there are so many more important goals to reach, I chose these simply because I think these will benefit the largest number of people first.
- Enhanced Medicare for All – HR676 and S.1804: The U.S. is the only industrialized country in the world that does not provide basic health care for all. Countries around the world spend less to provide more health care to their citizens; the United States has the most expensive health care in the world, but not the best outcomes.
- Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act – S.469 and H.R.1245: To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the importation of affordable and safe drugs by wholesale distributors, pharmacies, and individuals.
- Fight for 15 and the Raise the Wage Act – S.1242 and H.R.15: This bill amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to increase the federal minimum wage for regular employees over a 7-year period, for tipped employees, and for newly hired employees who are less than 20 years old.
- College for All Act of 2017 – S.806 and H.R.1880: The legislation would eliminate tuition and fees at four-year public colleges and universities for families making up to $125,000 – about 80 percent of the population – and make community college tuition- and fee-free for all.
- Dream Act of 2017 – H.R.3440 and S.1615: This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in temporary protected status who: (1) has been continuously physically present in the United States for four years preceding this bill’s enactment; (2) was younger than 18 years of age on the initial date of U.S. entry; (3) is not inadmissible on criminal, security, terrorism, or other grounds; (4) has not participated in persecution; (5) has not been convicted of specified federal or state offenses; and (6) has fulfilled specified educational requirements. After the Trump Administration announced the end to an executive branch program that has protected up to 800,000 undocumented immigrants since 2012, Democrats and Republicans have introduced several bills in Congress, each of which would provide a path to documented and legal residence.
- Repeal (immediately) and Replace the Trump/Republican Tax Scam
- Progressive Income Tax for Illinois to remedy our revenue shortfall and provide property tax relief by properly funding our schools.
- Ranked Choice Voting Bill – SB0780: provides that members of the General Assembly and the offices Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer shall be elected by ranked-choice voting allowing voters to rank their choice for candidates for those offices and provides for interpretations of certain ballot marks.
- Community Bank of Illinois Act – HB0107: Create the Community Bank of Illinois to for the benefit of farmers, small businesses, borrowers and homeowners that is accountable to the people of the state and operates on their behalf
- Restore Net Neutrality and ‘Public Broadband’ through the Illinois Century Network (ICN), a high performance network built to meet the Internet and Intranet needs of the educational, research, governmental and healthcare organizations serving the citizens of Illinois State wide.
I can see the creation of lots of well paying jobs coming out of this.