As we celebrate women's accomplishments during Women's History Month, today we recognize Illinois women who are social justice Game Changers. These game changers have supported and advanced equitable policies, sponsored legislation to secure affordable healthcare, educational reform, fair housing practices, and more, thereby 'changing the game' both locally and nationally.
This week on our Women's History Month page we recognize several women serving in local, state and federal government:
- Lieutenant Governor Julianna Stratton,
- Deputy Governor Sol Flores,
- U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth,
- State Senator Terri Bryant,
- State Senator Kimberly Lightford.
You can read more about them here: https://intranet.dhs.illinois.gov/onenet/page.aspx?item=134681.
In addition to these policy leaders, there are women across Illinois who have led the charge to enact change within their communities. From grassroots voter registration campaigns to establishing food pantries and clothing donations programs, to spearheading environmentalist efforts, these women have worked to serve individuals and families in their hometowns and beyond.
Join us as we salute these extraordinary women here: IDHS's Hometown SHEroes.
While ALL of these local women are leading for Illinois, we invite you to stay tuned next week for a highlight of a special Game Changer.
Make sure to visit the Women's History Month page to read about women in history, and to learn about the role's women have played in shaping our society today.
Caronina Grimble and the Women's History Month Committee
Director, Office of Strategy, Equity, and Transformation