Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2015 Comments Off Matt

On Thursday, May 28th at 6pm join me for a virtual town hall and legislative update live from Springfield! Sunday, May 31st is the deadline for the General Assembly to pass a budget. Failure to do so will require an extended session, higher voting thresholds and continued uncertainty for our state. While the Governor continues to press for extreme …

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State of Edgewater

May 27, 2015 Comments Off Matt

I am looking forward to participating in the third annual State of Edgewater onJune 2, 8:30 a.m. at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach. I’ll be joined by other elected officials to share our work and how it impacts the Edgewater community. Please join us for breakfast and conversation! Tickets available atstateofedge.bpt.me.  

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Conversion Therapy Ban Passes

May 20, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Representative Cassidy Secures Passage of Bill Prohibiting Abusive ‘Conversion Therapy’ on Children Bill protects children from dangerous practice that creates risk of suicide and severe trauma State Representative Kelly Cassidy shepherded HB 217 to House approval Tuesday, moving Illinois closer to banning sexual orientation conversion therapy, a practice deemed disastrous for the well being of children by every prominent mental health …

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International Family Equality Day!

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Renewable Energy Town Hall

Mar 26, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Join us Monday, March 30th for a town hall on energy efficiency and green energy!

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New Legislation for 2015

Mar 23, 2015 Comments Off Matt

With the beginning of a new session comes the introduction of legislation. Below, you’ll find a description of various bills I have introduced and will be working on this year. For a full list, visit ilga.gov. HB 217- Conversion Therapy Prohibition What it does: Bans the use of conversion “therapy” by licensed mental health professionals aimed at …

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Testimony on Bars to Employment

Mar 18, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Cassidy Talks Barriers to Employment at ISBE Meeting Urges the elimination of outdated and damaging lifetime bars to employment for non-violent offenses State Representative Kelly Cassidy will testify in today’s Illinois State Board of Education board meeting on the need to eliminate permanent bars to employment. “A bar to employment is a step towards recidivism” …

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Press Release: Conversion Therapy

Mar 17, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Representative Cassidy Moving Bill to Prohibit Abusive Conversion Therapy on Children Mental health organizations release statement highlighting risk of suicide and severe trauma State Representative Kelly Cassidy will be calling HB 217 for a vote in committee today, seeking to prohibit sexual orientation conversion therapy, a practice deemed highly dangerous to the well being of …

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Budget Address Virtual Town Hall

Feb 10, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Watch Kelly review the governor’s budget address live from Springfield

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Skills for the Search

Feb 2, 2015 Comments Off Matt

On Tuesday, February 3rd we’ll be hosting a “Skills for the Search” employment workshop. Our goal is to provide job-seekers with the tools needed to have a successful job search. Topics include resume/cover letter writing, internet job search tools, interview preparation and use of social media. It will be held from 8am-12pm at Loyola University’s Damen Student Center (6511 …

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