Senator Robert Peters

Senator Robert Peters State Senator for Illinois' 13th District. Passionate advocate for criminal justice reform, clean energy jobs and strong public education.

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Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close t...
06/07/2021
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Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close to changing it.

Activists say Illinois’s law that makes it illegal to expose others to HIV is racist and homophobic. Now they’re close to changing it.

AT&T, in collaboration with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health, will ...
06/02/2021

AT&T, in collaboration with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health, will host a vaccination clinic on June 3 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the AT&T facility located at 6952 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago.

This vaccination event is provided free of charge and open to the public. The Pfizer vaccine will be provided.

Appointments are required for vaccinations throughout the day. Except for 3:00-5:00pm when walk-ins can receive a vaccination. (The date for the second vaccine dose will be June 24 during the same hours and at the same location.)

Appointment Link: https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/IDPH/signupandschedule/embeddedschedule?vt=24630&dept=9001410010342

AT&T, in collaboration with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the Illinois Department of Public Health, will host a vaccination clinic on June 3 from 9:00am – 5:00pm at the AT&T facility located at 6952 S. Cottage Grove Ave. in Chicago.

This vaccination event is provided free of charge and open to the public. The Pfizer vaccine will be provided.

Appointments are required for vaccinations throughout the day. Except for 3:00-5:00pm when walk-ins can receive a vaccination. (The date for the second vaccine dose will be June 24 during the same hours and at the same location.)

Appointment Link: https://idph-mychart.pchosted.com/IDPH/signupandschedule/embeddedschedule?vt=24630&dept=9001410010342

I want to thank all of the advocates, and especially Sen. Rob Martwick, for all of the hard work that was put into this ...
06/02/2021

I want to thank all of the advocates, and especially Sen. Rob Martwick, for all of the hard work that was put into this fight. It's a testament to grassroots organization.

Read my full statement on the passage of an elected school board here: https://bit.ly/3uJ6CFt

I want to thank all of the advocates, and especially Sen. Rob Martwick, for all of the hard work that was put into this fight. It's a testament to grassroots organization.

Read my full statement on the passage of an elected school board here: https://bit.ly/3uJ6CFt

We have people who want to participate in a civic duty, like police board meetings. They should feel comfortable and abl...
06/01/2021
Lawmakers ban some background checks on people who sign up to speak at public hearings

We have people who want to participate in a civic duty, like police board meetings. They should feel comfortable and able to and their rights should be protected.

Shoutout to State Representative Kam Buckner for leading on this.

Illinois lawmakers approved a bill that makes it illegal for police to access at least one commonly used law enforcement database to perform criminal background checks on citizens who sign up to speak at public meetings.

Formerly incarcerated people need to have an opportunity to reintegrate into society once they’ve finished serving their...
05/31/2021

Formerly incarcerated people need to have an opportunity to reintegrate into society once they’ve finished serving their sentences.

Peters’ recidivism reduction measure clears Senate

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c7fi1R

Formerly incarcerated people need to have an opportunity to reintegrate into society once they’ve finished serving their sentences.

Peters’ recidivism reduction measure clears Senate

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c7fi1R

Police officers should not be able to lie to kids for their own gain, period. It’s a disgusting practice and I’m glad th...
05/31/2021

Police officers should not be able to lie to kids for their own gain, period. It’s a disgusting practice and I’m glad that my colleagues in the General Assembly agree.

General Assembly approves Peters’ ban on deceptive practices against minors

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c0wG8v

Police officers should not be able to lie to kids for their own gain, period. It’s a disgusting practice and I’m glad that my colleagues in the General Assembly agree.

General Assembly approves Peters’ ban on deceptive practices against minors

Read more: https://bit.ly/3c0wG8v

School can be stressful for some, and this is a great way to help make the day a bit easier.Senate approves Peters’ meas...
05/31/2021

School can be stressful for some, and this is a great way to help make the day a bit easier.

Senate approves Peters’ measure guaranteeing play time in school

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wHgkte

School can be stressful for some, and this is a great way to help make the day a bit easier.

Senate approves Peters’ measure guaranteeing play time in school

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wHgkte

05/30/2021

This is a big deal.

We cannot win real safety and justice in our communities if we keep methods in place that prevent people from sharing th...
05/29/2021

We cannot win real safety and justice in our communities if we keep methods in place that prevent people from sharing their thoughts.

Peters’ measure limiting law enforcement intimidation clears Senate

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We cannot win real safety and justice in our communities if we keep methods in place that prevent people from sharing their thoughts.

Peters’ measure limiting law enforcement intimidation clears Senate

Read more: https://bit.ly/3yONg4L

Trained mental health professionals should be the ones responding to mental health crises. The alternative only risks tr...
05/28/2021

Trained mental health professionals should be the ones responding to mental health crises. The alternative only risks traumatizing people further and our job is to provide treatment, not trauma.

Peters advances mental health crisis legislation

Read more: https://bit.ly/3oY1FaB

Trained mental health professionals should be the ones responding to mental health crises. The alternative only risks traumatizing people further and our job is to provide treatment, not trauma.

Peters advances mental health crisis legislation

Read more: https://bit.ly/3oY1FaB

Survivors of violence and their families have a right to deal with their trauma on their own time without having to risk...
05/27/2021

Survivors of violence and their families have a right to deal with their trauma on their own time without having to risk their livelihoods.

Peters’ expansion of victim rights approved by Senate

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wELaCI

Survivors of violence and their families have a right to deal with their trauma on their own time without having to risk their livelihoods.

Peters’ expansion of victim rights approved by Senate

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wELaCI

Parents have the right to know what’s going on at their kids’ schools so that they can help them get the proper treatmen...
05/27/2021

Parents have the right to know what’s going on at their kids’ schools so that they can help them get the proper treatment and care to deal with traumatic events.

Peters: Parents have the right to know what’s going on at their kids’ schools

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Parents have the right to know what’s going on at their kids’ schools so that they can help them get the proper treatment and care to deal with traumatic events.

Peters: Parents have the right to know what’s going on at their kids’ schools

Read more: https://bit.ly/34C6ZqR

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05/27/2021

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Get vaccinated this Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center!Registration Link: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax
05/26/2021

Get vaccinated this Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center!

Registration Link: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

In collaboration with South Shore Works and South Shore Hospital, we will be hosting a vaccination event at the South Shore Cultural Center this Saturday.

We will be administering both the Moderna and Pfizer.

Community members ages 12+ are invited to get the vaccine.

Walk-ins accepted, but prior registration is preferred.

Link to register: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

No other condition is treated as unfairly as HIV, so it’s time we remove the stigma surrounding it and allow folks who a...
05/25/2021

No other condition is treated as unfairly as HIV, so it’s time we remove the stigma surrounding it and allow folks who are living with it to get the treatment they need.

Senate approves Peters’ HIV decriminalization proposal

Read more: https://bit.ly/3yFiyeD

No other condition is treated as unfairly as HIV, so it’s time we remove the stigma surrounding it and allow folks who are living with it to get the treatment they need.

Senate approves Peters’ HIV decriminalization proposal

Read more: https://bit.ly/3yFiyeD

In collaboration with South Shore Works and South Shore Hospital, we will be hosting a vaccination event at the South Sh...
05/24/2021

In collaboration with South Shore Works and South Shore Hospital, we will be hosting a vaccination event at the South Shore Cultural Center this Saturday.

We will be administering both the Moderna and Pfizer.

Community members ages 12+ are invited to get the vaccine.

Walk-ins accepted, but prior registration is preferred.

Link to register: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

In collaboration with South Shore Works and South Shore Hospital, we will be hosting a vaccination event at the South Shore Cultural Center this Saturday.

We will be administering both the Moderna and Pfizer.

Community members ages 12+ are invited to get the vaccine.

Walk-ins accepted, but prior registration is preferred.

Link to register: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

As the economy reopens, more Illinoisans are looking to get from A to B. The #AmericanRescuePlan included $1.6 billion t...
05/23/2021

As the economy reopens, more Illinoisans are looking to get from A to B. The #AmericanRescuePlan included $1.6 billion to build and revitalize mass transit systems across the state, opening up new opportunities for business, tourism and more.

As the economy reopens, more Illinoisans are looking to get from A to B. The #AmericanRescuePlan included $1.6 billion to build and revitalize mass transit systems across the state, opening up new opportunities for business, tourism and more.

To beat COVID-19, we need an all-around approach. The #AmericanRescuePlan supports our state's recovery process by provi...
05/23/2021

To beat COVID-19, we need an all-around approach. The #AmericanRescuePlan supports our state's recovery process by providing $1.8 billion in funding for vaccines, testing, contact tracing and other costs we've taken on in the fight against this deadly virus.

To beat COVID-19, we need an all-around approach. The #AmericanRescuePlan supports our state's recovery process by providing $1.8 billion in funding for vaccines, testing, contact tracing and other costs we've taken on in the fight against this deadly virus.

To ensure every Illinoisan can keep a roof over their head, the #AmericanRescuePlan included $800M in aid for renters an...
05/23/2021

To ensure every Illinoisan can keep a roof over their head, the #AmericanRescuePlan included $800M in aid for renters and homeowners. This funding will fuel programs like the Illinois Rental Payment Program— landlords can initiate an application now: https://ilrpp.ihda.org/

To ensure every Illinoisan can keep a roof over their head, the #AmericanRescuePlan included $800M in aid for renters and homeowners. This funding will fuel programs like the Illinois Rental Payment Program— landlords can initiate an application now: https://ilrpp.ihda.org/

The application period is open NOW for landlords and tenants in need of aid through the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Pro...
05/22/2021

The application period is open NOW for landlords and tenants in need of aid through the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program. You could be eligible for up to 15 months or $25,000 in assistance! Find out if you qualify and start your application: https://ilrpp.ihda.org/

The application period is open NOW for landlords and tenants in need of aid through the 2021 Illinois Rental Payment Program. You could be eligible for up to 15 months or $25,000 in assistance! Find out if you qualify and start your application: https://ilrpp.ihda.org/

The COVID-10 pandemic revealed the depth of the at-home internet connectivity divide. The FCC is opening the Emergency B...
05/22/2021

The COVID-10 pandemic revealed the depth of the at-home internet connectivity divide. The FCC is opening the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with discounts for qualifying participants to improve remote and digital access. More: https://ltcillinois.org/blog/ebb_2021/

The COVID-10 pandemic revealed the depth of the at-home internet connectivity divide. The FCC is opening the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program with discounts for qualifying participants to improve remote and digital access. More: https://ltcillinois.org/blog/ebb_2021/

This Saturday, May 29, South Shore Works, South Shore Hospital, and my office will be hosting a vaccination event. Ages ...
05/22/2021

This Saturday, May 29, South Shore Works, South Shore Hospital, and my office will be hosting a vaccination event.

Ages 12+ and undocumented individuals are invited to get the vaccine.

Moderna and Pfizer will be administered.

Register here: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

This Saturday, May 29, South Shore Works, South Shore Hospital, and my office will be hosting a vaccination event.

Ages 12+ and undocumented individuals are invited to get the vaccine.

Moderna and Pfizer will be administered.

Register here: http://www.southshorehospital.com/vax

Over the past year, schools have adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with finesse. To support their recov...
05/22/2021

Over the past year, schools have adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with finesse. To support their recovery, public and private K-12 schools, and colleges and universities will receive a combined $6.4 billion in assistance under the #AmericanRescuePlan.

Over the past year, schools have adapted to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with finesse. To support their recovery, public and private K-12 schools, and colleges and universities will receive a combined $6.4 billion in assistance under the #AmericanRescuePlan.

Child care is a necessity for employees returning to work — and for our economy as we bounce back from the pandemic. The...
05/21/2021

Child care is a necessity for employees returning to work — and for our economy as we bounce back from the pandemic. The #AmericanRescuePlan included $1.3 billion to keep daycares up and running for the working families who need them.

Child care is a necessity for employees returning to work — and for our economy as we bounce back from the pandemic. The #AmericanRescuePlan included $1.3 billion to keep daycares up and running for the working families who need them.

Labor rights are intertwined with race, class and gender struggles. I’m proud to have co-sponsored this measure, and I l...
05/21/2021

Labor rights are intertwined with race, class and gender struggles. I’m proud to have co-sponsored this measure, and I look forward to continuing similar work as we move forward.

Peters votes to prevent “right-to-work” in Illinois

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wpbIHZ

Labor rights are intertwined with race, class and gender struggles. I’m proud to have co-sponsored this measure, and I look forward to continuing similar work as we move forward.

Peters votes to prevent “right-to-work” in Illinois

Read more: https://bit.ly/3wpbIHZ

Is your favorite bar or restaurant struggling during the pandemic? Help spread the word: The U.S. Small Business Adminis...
05/21/2021

Is your favorite bar or restaurant struggling during the pandemic? Help spread the word: The U.S. Small Business Administration #RestaurantRevitalizationFund is now open to help food service businesses bounce back! Visit sba.gov/restaurants to apply. DEADLINE: May 24. #SupportLocalRestaurants

Is your favorite bar or restaurant struggling during the pandemic? Help spread the word: The U.S. Small Business Administration #RestaurantRevitalizationFund is now open to help food service businesses bounce back! Visit sba.gov/restaurants to apply. DEADLINE: May 24. #SupportLocalRestaurants

These new infrastructure improvements will make traveling in our community much easier and safer.Peters announces over $...
05/21/2021

These new infrastructure improvements will make traveling in our community much easier and safer.

Peters announces over $75 million in funding for local roads and bridges

Read more: https://bit.ly/3bN2mOC

These new infrastructure improvements will make traveling in our community much easier and safer.

Peters announces over $75 million in funding for local roads and bridges

Read more: https://bit.ly/3bN2mOC

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.Having mental health issues is not a weakness and is nothing to be ashamed of, and ...
05/19/2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Having mental health issues is not a weakness and is nothing to be ashamed of, and taking care of your mental health should be one of your top priorities.

It’s also important to reach out to loved ones to offer support if they’re struggling with mental health themselves.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

Having mental health issues is not a weakness and is nothing to be ashamed of, and taking care of your mental health should be one of your top priorities.

It’s also important to reach out to loved ones to offer support if they’re struggling with mental health themselves.

05/19/2021

DYK? Everyone 12 years and older is now eligible to get a #COVID19 vaccine. Have your family #SleeveUp 💪 for their vaccine as soon as they can and join millions of Illinoisans in helping to stop the pandemic. Visit Coronavirus.Illinois.gov to learn more. #VaxUpIL

We need to give formerly incarcerated people the opportunity to reintegrate into society.Peters takes on recidivism by p...
05/19/2021

We need to give formerly incarcerated people the opportunity to reintegrate into society.

Peters takes on recidivism by providing soon-to-be-released incarcerated people more resources

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ysEp94

We need to give formerly incarcerated people the opportunity to reintegrate into society.

Peters takes on recidivism by providing soon-to-be-released incarcerated people more resources

Read more: https://bit.ly/3ysEp94

05/19/2021

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