Syrian Refugee Crisis Seminar Information


February 1, 2017

The Syrian Refugee Crisis Seminar I held on January 30, 2017, was an encouraging reminder that while those in power try to divide us, we stand together to defend our shared rights and values.

I know that many of you want to know how you can reach out to the organizations that presented, and how you can help refugees coming to America. Please follow the links below to learn more about the organizations that presented, and learn how you can directly get involved.

RefugeeOne. RefugeeOne is the largest refugee resettlement agency in Illinois. This is a great organization to reach out to if you are interested in hosting a refugee family or serving as a mentor to newly arrived refugees.

Syrian Community Network. The Syrian Community Network (SCN) was established by a diverse team of community members with intentions to aid and to assist in easing the resettlement of Syrian refugees. This is another great organization to contact if you are interested in hosting a refugee family or helping them transition to life in America.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU is leading the legal challenges to President Trump’s executive orders. The ACLU is on the frontline of the fight to defend the rights guaranteed to every person in the U.S. Constitution.

In these turbulent political times, it’s more important than ever that we stand together. We must stand for the values that unite us, and not fall for the rhetoric of division and hate. 

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Public Safety Forum – Thursday, October 27th, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


October 25, 2016

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Care for Friends


October 25, 2016

Care for Friends provides easy access to community, food and overall wellness for Chicago’s most vulnerable and under-served people, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

Through its programs, Care for Friends successfully connects people with community resources to enable them to achieve a better quality of life. Check out their website here: http://www.careforfriends.org/

We attended Care for Friends’ fall event – it was a very special evening. Here is a photo with long-time volunteer Mark Bean!

Stay tuned for their January 27th fundraiser, “Sleepout for Homelessness.”  For one night, supporters become homeless in Lincoln Park to raise funds and awareness of this important issue. Find more information online at http://www.careforfriends.org/sleepout-for-homelessness.

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Coffee and Conversation – Friday, October 21st – 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.


October 20, 2016

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Rep. Feigenholtz Named to Healthy Children and Families Committee


November 15, 2018

Chicago, IL — Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team at Children’s Home and Aid, the first social service agency JB visited while considering his run for governor.

The committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration. The Healthy Children and Families Committee will be chaired by state Sen. Heather Steans, Howard Brown Health President and CEO David Munar, and Children’s Home and Aid President and CEO Nancy Ronquillo and consist of 36 members… Read more here

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Illinois Abortion Law Anniversary Falls on Day of Kavanaugh Vote


September 28, 2018

Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the signing of a bill that in part keeps abortion legal in Illinois, the same day a U.S. Senate committee moved forward with the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh – whose confirmation abortion-rights advocates have said could result in the repeal of federal protections for abortion. Read more here

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Feigenholtz Supports New Law that Criminalizes Predatory Behavior of Patient Brokers


August 29, 2018

Illinois residents now have an official state protection against a rehab scheme that is increasing insurance premiums for everyone and possibly taking lives. Click here.

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Feigenholtz Legislation Signed by Governor Addresses Mental Illness and Opioid Abuse


August 24, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner this week signed a bill package that increases access to mental health and substance use disorder treatment and addresses the state’s opioid crisis. Click here to read the full article.

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