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About the state
U.S. House Delegation
In 2018, flipping congressional districts in Illinois helped pave the way for Democrats to take the majority in the chamber. With newly-drawn districts in 2022, reelecting these representatives and flipping one key district will be crucial to helping Democrats maintain their majority.
Target Races in Illinois
Our primary objective in Illinois is to win four competitive congressional races: IL-06, IL-13, IL-14, and IL-17.
What's at stake
Gun violence. In November 2021, Governor Pritzker signed an executive order declaring gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis. The executive order allocated $250 million to reducing gun violence.
Infrastructure. Illinois received a C- grade in infrastructure by the American Civil Society of Engineers. There are over 2,000 bridges and over 6,000 miles of highway in poor condition. President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act invests $110 billion for roads, bridges, and other major projects.
Climate change. According to the Illinois State University Climatologist, Illinois has gotten more hot and more wet in the last century, with temperatures increasing one to two degrees Fahrenheit. This rise in temperature will result in increased severity and rate of droughts across the state.
What's at stake facts updated May, 2023