As the first Latina Congresswoman from Illinois, Sol will:
Fight for Equal Pay
Sol will fight for equal pay legislation that finally ensures women receive equal pay for equal work. Sol believes it is unacceptable that women in America today are paid just $0.80 for every dollar paid to men for the same work—and women of color, who are more often relied upon by their families as the sole or contributing breadwinner, are paid even less.
Stand Strong For Choice
Sol will stand strong for Planned Parenthood and fight back against any attempt by Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress to restrict a woman’s right to choose. Sol believes that every woman has the right to control her own body, and that low-income women must have the same access to reproductive health care as anyone else.
Fight for Affordable Health Care
Sol will stand up to the Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare. She believes that health care is as human right and understands how critical it is to moving families out of poverty and into the middle class. Sol will work to further expand access and make health care more affordable. Sol supports efforts to move toward a Medicare for All system.
Stand Up Against Violence
Sol will fight for real gun law reform. Sol has seen firsthand the devastation that violence has in the community she serves and believes that 3,000 people being shot in Chicago last year is a national disgrace. Sol will fight to close loopholes in purchasing and create universal background checks, ban the purchase of guns across state lines like in Indiana, crack down on straw purchasers who buy guns for criminals, regulate ammunition, and take away guns from domestic abusers and the dangerously mentally ill.
Fight for Immigrants
Sol was born into a proud Puerto Rican family and is a devoted advocate for the Latino community. Sol helped lead the successful effort to provide municipal IDs to undocumented immigrants in Chicago so that they could access social services, and she works every day to provide housing and support services for Chicago's Latino community. Sol will continue her fight for immigrant justice by working to protect undocumented immigrants from the Trump administration's overreach and deportation efforts and pass the DREAM Act to give immigrants who were brought to the country as children a path to citizenship.
Stand Strong for Public Education
Sol will fight to improve the educational system for all students. She is the proud graduate of Chicago public schools and has created programs to allow homeless youth in Chicago to attend college and get the supports they need to succeed. Sol will stand up to Betsy DeVos’s dangerous threats to public schools and fight for programs that ease student debt and make college more affordable. She will also support efforts to increase the number of minority and diverse teachers and principals in our schools.
Fight to End Homelessness
Sol has been a tireless advocate for Latino and African American families and young people experiencing homelessness. As the leader of a nationally recognized homeless services provider, she believes everyone should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of their housing or economic situation. Sol understands that homelessness is a set of circumstances, not an identity, and that with the right political and moral will we can end homelessness in this country. She will keep fighting to expand access to affordable housing, affordable health care and living wage jobs.