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9/26/2018

PRESS RELEASE - STATE REP CANDIDATE MCMILLIN ENDORSED BY SEIU HEALTHCARE

First-time candidate Jen McMillin has received the endorsement of the SEIU Healthcare, a union of over 92,000 dedicated workers in childcare, home health care, nursing homes, and health systems.


9/19/2018

WHITE PAPER: Town Square Project

One of the first things you notice about driving around the 101st is the sense of purpose in the small communities all throughout the district. From the farmer’s market in Monticello on Wednesdays or the book sale in Farmer’s City, the 101st still has the charm of small-town life at its base. But once you spend time in the district, you start to see the cracks along the surface. These cracks aren’t from the people that live in these communities. These cracks and fissures are from decades of being forgotten in Springfield, in Washington.

The truth of the matter is that these small towns are the backbone of our democracy, and they are crumbling.


9/18/2018

McMILLIN TO UNVEIL REVITALIZATION PLAN FOR IL 101ST, FOCUS ON TOWN SQUARES

In a campaign cycle focused on what Illinois cannot do, state representative candidate Jen McMillin is focused on what the General Assembly can and should do for constituents in the 101st district and across the state.


8/13/2018

Press Release: STATE REP CANDIDATE MCMILLIN ISSUES DEBATE CHALLENGE TO CAULKINS

This evening, State Representative candidate Jen McMillin challenged Republican nominee Dan Caulkins to two town hall-style debates, to be hosted in the location of his choosing.


8/3/2018

Press Release - STATE REP CANDIDATE MCMILLIN ENDORSED BY IFT, FOCUSED ON STUDENT SUCCESS

Today, the McMillin campaign announced that the first-time candidate received the endorsement of the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT), a union of over 103,000 dedicated education and public service professionals from cities and towns of every size across Illinois.


6/27/2018

STATE REP CANDIDATE MCMILLIN ADMONISHES SUPREME COURT DECISION, VOWS TO FIGHT FOR WORKING FAMILIES

State representative candidate McMillin admonished the decision of the Supreme Court on Wednesday that ruled that government workers who choose not to join unions may not be required to help pay for collective bargaining.


6/26/2018

Press Release - McMillin Endorsed by Illinois AFL-CIO, Pledges to Support Working Families

Today, the McMillin campaign made a major announcement, sharing that the Illinois AFL-CIO officially endorsed the first-time candidate’s run for state representative.


6/13/2018

State Rep Candidate McMillin Demands Strong, Timely Farm Bill

Members of Congress should act quickly to develop a fair and strong farm bill, according to Jen McMillin, state representative candidate for the 101st. The current farm bill set to expire in September 2018.


5/31/2018

Press Release - State Rep Candidate McMillin praises passage of budget bill

For the first time since 2015, Illinois lawmakers passed a budget through both the House and the Senate on time...


3/7/2018

Press Release - MCMILLIN DEMANDS RENEWED EFFORTS TO PROHIBIT RIGHT TO WORK MUNICIPALITIES

After multiple attempts to discredit and demoralize union workers from Governor Rauner, Jen McMillin, candidate for the Illinois General Assembly in the 101st District, demanded on Wednesday that the Illinois General Assembly renew efforts to prevent the creation of local Right to Work laws.


2/27/2018

Press Release - DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE IN 101ST ENDORSED BY NATIONAL ORGANIZATION, RUN FOR SOMETHING

Run for Something (RFS) announces its second round of endorsements in 2018, including Decatur Democrat Jen McMillin, who is running for the Illinois General Assembly in the 101st District. McMillin is one of 40 candidates who will be strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership.


2/21/2018

Press Release - DECATUR DEMOCRAT CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, NEW CHAIR FOR DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ILLINOIS

As more allegations of sexual harassment come to light within the Democratic Party of Illinois, State Representative candidate Jen McMillin is calling for an independent investigation and for Chairman Michael Madigan to step down.


2/19/2018

Press Release - McMILLIN SUPPORTS IDCCA SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY

In light of the sexual harassment issues nation- and statewide, Jen McMillin announced on Monday that her campaign has signed the Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association (IDCCA) Sexual Harassment Pledge for political campaigns.


2/5/2018

Press Release - JEN MCMILLIN ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR 101ST DISTRICT

On Tuesday, local nonprofit and education professional Jen McMillin announced her candidacy for the 101st seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. McMillin, who currently works at Lincoln College, has lived in Macon County since 2008 and has worked closely with many area organizations through her work there and at the Education Coalition of Macon County.