Serving the people of Illinois. Democratic Whip.
This #BlackHistoryMonth , Illinois celebrates Robert Abbott, the founder of the @ChiDefender . The Defender was the first Black newspaper to circulate more than 100,000 people and played a crucial role in The Great Migration by posting ads for jobs in northern states.
The Burmese military’s crackdown against protesters is horrific. I continue to stand with those in Burma who are peacefully demanding the restoration of democracy.
94% of Americans (93% of gun owners) want background checks on every gun sale. Retweet if you do too.
White supremacists were responsible for every incident of race-based domestic terrorism in the U.S. in 2018. Every single one. But for some reason, the DOJ decided not to share this information with Congress despite my repeated requests. Why? There’s no good explanation.