Press Room

July 27, 2017

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.

July 26, 2017

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. 

July 20, 2017

Conyears-Ervin Funds Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Conyears-Ervin voted to fully fund domestic violence shelters in the bipartisan, balanced budget that went into effect at the beginning of the month.

June 14, 2017

Conyears-Ervin Discusses Legislation at Coffee Meetup

State Representative Conyears-Ervin meets with 10th District constituents at Filter Cafe on June 3rd to discuss various legislative bills and the economic status of the State of Illinois. 

June 09, 2017

State Rep. Conyears-Ervin Open House Event on Saturday, June 10, 2017

State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, invites members of the community to an open house at her 10th District office located at 115 N Damen Ave on Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 01, 2017

Conyears-Ervin Passes Bill to Protect Workers from Non-Compete Clauses

Conyears-Ervin’s Senate Bill 858 closes a loophole to ensure low-wage employees are protected from non-compete agreements.

June 14, 2017

Copy Of -Conyears-Ervin Discusses Legislation at Coffee Meetup

State Representative Conyears-Ervin meets with 10th District constituents at Filter Cafe on June 3rd to discuss various legislative bills and the economic status of the State of Illinois. 

June 09, 2017

Copy Of - State Rep. Conyears-Ervin Open House Event on Saturday, June 10, 2017

State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, invites members of the community to an open house at her 10th District office located at 115 N Damen Ave on Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

June 01, 2017

Copy Of -Conyears-Ervin Passes Bill to Protect Workers from Non-Compete Clauses

Conyears-Ervin’s Senate Bill 858 closes a loophole to ensure low-wage employees are protected from non-compete agreements.

June 01, 2017

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.

April 25, 2017

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. 

April 20, 2017

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. 

April 14, 2017

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. 

March 30, 2017

State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, passed her first bill in the Illinois House of Representatives

House Bill 2950, requires schools to periodically provide information on bullying to students and faculty.

March 24, 2017

Conyears-Ervin Working to Help SNAP Eligible Students

According to recent studies, many college students do not know where they will get their next meal from.

March 24, 2017

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.

March 15, 2017

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.”

February 25, 2017

Rep. Conyears-Ervin Brings Attention to Pharmaceutical Desert in Community

“The closure of this CVS location makes our community a pharmaceutical desert," Conyears-Ervin said.

February 22, 2017

Hi all, I am looking for students who are interested in community service and learning about government to intern in my office. If you know of any hard working students who you think would be interested in this opportunity, can you please share this flyer with them. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

February 10, 2017

Conyear-Ervin Introduces the 10-20-30 Plan

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.”

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