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Proposal prioritizes care for Illinois’ children, funds census outreach

SPRINGFIELD – Pleased by the governor’s fiscally responsible budget proposal increasing protections for students and funding for child care programs, Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) released the following statement:

“I support the ideas in this proposal to invest more state funds in student misconduct investigation cases and child care programs to ensure safety and accountability for our youth, as well as census outreach opportunities to prioritize a correct count this year.

I am confident we will produce a fiscally responsible, bipartisan budget bringing stability back to Illinois residents.”

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01292020CM0321SPRINGFIELD – Pleased by the governor’s commitment to continue progress for a more equal, fair state benefitting all Illinois residents in his State of the State address to lawmakers Wednesday, State Senator Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) released the following statement:

“Our state is back on track toward financial responsibility, while taking the needs of minorities into consideration. I believe we’re progressing to a state government that works for everyone.

I also share a passion with his administration to continue investing in the care and education our children need to succeed making Illinois the best state to raise our young ones. I commend the governor’s sincerity and look forward to what we can accomplish this legislative session.”

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125px Flag of Puerto Rico.svgCHICAGO — Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) issued the following statement after news of major earthquakes devastating parts of Puerto Rico:

“My heart goes out to my people, and all the families and friends in Puerto Rico after several powerful earthquakes hit the island. We will organize and be ready to help our beloved Island of Enchantment.”

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29102019CM0461SPRINGFIELD – To bring awareness to genetic counselors’ important role in the health care system, Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) led the Illinois Senate in passing a resolution declaring Nov. 14, 2019 as Genetic Counselor Awareness Day.

Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) advanced Senate Resolution 780 to express support for people improving the lives of many by using research into the human genome.

“Many people benefit from increased genetic sequencing research and genetic counseling, especially those with family histories of inherited diseases,” Martinez said. “Genetic counselors empower patients and their families with vital healthcare information, guidance and emotional support during challenging times.”

In Illinois, there are over 150 certified genetic counselors working in prenatal, fertility, pediatrics, metabolic, cardiovascular, neurology and cancer care.

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