Para leer en español, haz click aqui

Dear neighbor,

As you most likely have seen, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling Friday overturning Roe v. Wade. The decision by the nation’s top court will now leave access to reproductive health care up to individual states – taking away millions of person’s right to choose. I believe this is an unfettered infringement on women and I am disappointed in the court’s decision.

Thanks to precautionary work by the General Assembly, reproductive health care remains available to people in Illinois. Our state has some of the most extensive reproductive health laws in the country. It is among 16 states that have laws on the books protecting abortion rights regardless of whether Roe v. Wade remains in effect.

In 2017, the General Assembly passed a law to expand access to reproductive health care. The law repealed “trigger” provisions in the Illinois Abortion Law, confirming that abortion will remain legal in Illinois even if the U.S. Supreme Court rolls back Roe v. Wade.

In 2019, the General Assembly passed the Reproductive Health Act. RHA reinforces each person’s fundamental right to make individual decisions about their own reproductive health – which includes deciding whether to give birth, access contraceptives, or have an abortion if pregnant.

To deny access to our rights is to deny access to our humanity - and that is something no overreaching court can take from us. Now is the time to unite around that common inalienable humanity to recognize that, while Illinois will remain a haven for your rights, some won’t stop until they obliterate our state’s rights to defend a pregnant person’s liberty. You can read my full statement on the decision here.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sincerely,

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

Category: Newsletters

Estimado vecino,

Como probablemente han visto, la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos emitió una decisión el viernes derogando Roe v. Wade. Esta decisión por la corte máxima ahora dejará el acceso a cuido de salud reproductiva en las manos de los Estados individuales - quitándole el derecho a escoger a millones de personas. Yo creo que esto es una infracción desmesurada hacia las personas y estoy decepcionada ante la decisión de la Corte. 

Read more ...

Category: Newsletters

Estimado amigo:

¡Han sido unas semanas muy emocionantes y productivas en el Distrito 20! Desde la celebración de la firma del proyecto de ley 5581 de la Cámara de Representantes, que establece el Corredor del Patrimonio Polaco, hasta la conmemoración de Juneteenth, ha sido grandioso reflexionar sobre las culturas y la diversidad que hacen que nuestras comunidades sean tan valiosas.

A medida que el clima se vuelve más caluroso, siga leyendo para obtener más información sobre los recursos, las oportunidades para los niños y adolescentes de la ciudad y más. Además, las vacunas contra el COVID-19 han sido aprobadas para niños tan pequeños como de seis meses de edad. Venga a Rincón Family Services, ubicado en el 3710 N. Kedzie Ave., el viernes 24 de junio de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m. para tener la oportunidad de vacunarse, o visite nuestra página de recursos para obtener más información sobre cómo puede  vacunarse en Chicago.

VaccineEvent624Span

Como siempre, no dude en ponerse en contacto con mi oficina para obtener ayuda llamando al 773-278-2020, enviando un mensaje de texto al 773-207-7838, o enviándonos una nota a www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sinceramente,

Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Distrito 20

Read more ...

Category: Newsletters

Dear Neighbor,

It’s been an exciting, productive few weeks in the 20th District! From the celebration of the signing of House Bill 5581 creating the Polish Heritage Corridor to commemorating Juneteenth, it was great to reflect on the cultures and diversity that make our communities so rich.

As the weather gets hotter, read on for more information on resources, opportunities for kids and teens in the city and more. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines have now been approved for children as young as six months of age. Come out to Rincon Family Services at 3710 N. Kedzie Ave. on Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon for an opportunity to get vaccinated, or visit our featured resources page for more information on getting vaccinated in Chicago.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sincerely,

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

Read more ...

Category: Newsletters

Museum Card Inquiry Form

Follow Sen. Pacione-Zayas

facebooktwitterinstagram

eNewsletter Signup

eNewsletter Signup
  1. First Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  2. Last Name(*)
    Invalid Input
  3. Your Email(*)
    Please let us know your email address.

Office Information

Springfield Office:
M120 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8191
 
District Office:
3140 W. Montrose
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 278-2020