AFC advocates for legislative reform on the state and national level. Our state and federal legislative agendas are formed in collaboration with the HIV community across the state. We have a strong presence in Springfield during the legislative session with dedicated staff and community advocates working to advance policies that address the needs of the HIV community.
The year 2019 ushers in a new paradigm in both Illinois and at the national level. With the election of Governor J.B. Pritzker, Illinois is once again one-party, Democratic-controlled at the state government level. Though U.S. President Donald Trump (R) remains the head of the federal executive branch, the Congressional chambers have become divided with the Democratic party gaining control of the House of Representatives and the Republican Party retaining control of the Senate.
In the midst of these changes, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) remains committed to continuing, creating and advocating for sound HIV, health care and housing policy. Click here to read our overview.
We are excited by the progress that has been made in recent years. Click the links below for a detailed summary of legislation AFC advocated for in that year.