Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has been busy.Simon’s been working with the General Assembly to pass safe and fair gun laws, protecting victims of domestic violence and reforming the state’s education system.
During a recent luncheon at the Union League Club of Chicago, Simon explained that she is working to bridge the regional divide in the concealed carry debate, improve legal services for crime victims and promote policies that will help more students afford and complete college. “The common thread that brings my work together is advocating for the people of Illinois and giving a voice to those who are not always heard,” Simon said.
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As lawmakers in Springfield continue to work on concealed carry legislation, Simon and members of her Firearms Working Group have released a checklist containing 10 principles that the General Assembly should consider as it works to adopt concealed carry legislation. Simon’s advocacy for domestic violence survivors spans from her years as a prosecutor to the Lt. Governor’s office, where she introduced “virtual legal clinics” in underrepresented communities. She also serves as the Governor’s point person on education reform.