Conyears-Ervin Calls on DCFS to Re-Evaluate How Cases Are Reviewed
Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, is calling on the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to develop a new system that ensures caseworkers are protecting children living in unsafe homes.
Conyears-Ervin Urges Governor to Sign Bill Protecting Care for Individuals with Pre-Existing Conditions
Conyears-Ervin is urging the governor to sign House Bill 2959, which requires insurance companies to cover people with pre-existing conditions if Republicans in Washington repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Filter Café to Host Coffee & Conversation with State Rep. Conyears-Ervin
This Saturday, June 3 at 9 a.m. at Filter Café located at 1373 N Milwaukee Ave in Chicago, 10th District residents can meet and greet State Representative Melissa Conyears-Ervin to discuss legislation and other topics.
Conyears-Ervin’s legislation, House Bill 3744, would require that all state contractors working on state projects hire employees from historically low-income areas to perform at least 10 percent of man hours on state projects.
State Rep. Conyears-Ervin passes bill to keep jobs in Illinois
Keep Illinois Business Act, House Bill 3538 is a job bill State Rep. Conyers sponsored that will disqualify any business in the state from receiving any form of state credit, loans, or incentives if the business move outside of the state. The bill will also seek monetary reimbursement for jobs that are relocated out of state.
State Rep. Conyears-Ervin invites 10th district residents to a Coffee Meet & Greet at The Wormhole Coffee Shop
State Rep. Conyears Ervin is hosting a coffee meet and greet for 10th district constituents on Saturday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at The Wormhole Coffee, located at 1462 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago.
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, meets with CPS students at Future Founders Spring Session
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin meet with CPS students who developed an app called "Stop the Bullying''at Future Founders Spring Session event co-hosted by Google. She has made anti-bullying a priority with the recent passing of House Bill 2950.
State Rep. Conyears-Ervin passes a Property Tax Reduction Package for State-Wide Homeowners
Under this proposed property tax reduction package families, veterans and senior will see an actual cut in their property tax that reduces the burden for all Illinois homeowners This relief package is in stark contrast to Governor Ruaner proposed "freeze" on property taxes.
Conyears-Ervin Passes Bullying Resources Bill Out of Committee
“It is unacceptable that nearly 20 percent of students in grades 6-12 have reported being bullied in Illinois schools, I am working to provide students with information they may not be aware of in an effort to end bullying and help our children deal with these difficult situations”, said Conyears-Ervin.
Rep. Conyears-Ervin Invites Residents to Coffee and Conversation
“Engaging with members of our community about their concerns is important to me,” Conyears-Ervin said. “I invite all residents of our community to join me for a casual conversation about what I can do to help them.”
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Provides for any construction project to require at least 10% of work-hours performed be done by individuals who reside in areas which have over 20% of individuals living at or below the poverty level for the last 30 years.
"This legislation is designed to give individuals living in communities with high rates of poverty a chance for greater opportunity when it comes to State supported construction contracts," Conyears-Ervin states.
January 25, 2017
Conyears-Ervin Works to Restore Child Care Cuts
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, is fighting to help low-income families afford childcare through new legislation that increases access to the Child Care Assistance Program, or CCAP.
“When Governor Rauner took office, he attacked low-income families by drastically cutting eligibility for the Child Care Assistance Program, a move that forced many children out of their daycare programs,” Conyears-Ervin said. “As a new mother, I empathize with families who were forced to suddenly face the decision between providing quality care for their child while they work, or quitting their job to take care of them on their own – it is unacceptable.”