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Congresswoman Robin Kelly

Representing the 2nd District of Illinois

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Jul 29, 2019 Editorial

It’s 1843 and your son has a fever. It’s been getting worse for days and you know he needs help. So, you get on your horse, pull him up and start riding. After miles and miles, you finally reach the only doctor in the county in a desperate attempt to get care for your child. This story would be exactly the same if it were told in 212 B.C., 873, 1564 and even well into the 1900s.

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May 10, 2019 Editorial

This weekend, we celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, stepmothers and all the women who love and nurture us.

There will be brunches and mimosas, cards and flowers, backyard BBQs and fancy dinners. It might just be a quick call saying, “Hey mom, I love you.” Each family will be celebrating their moms in their own special way.

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Oct 11, 2018 Editorial

Letter to the editor

President Donald Trump’s recent column attacking "Medicare for All" is laughable and riddled with "alternative facts."

Here are the real facts: Since taking office, Trump has done everything in his power to strip health care from millions of hardworking American families and seniors.

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Aug 6, 2018 Editorial

One thing is clear from USA TODAY’s investigation “Deadly deliveries”: We need enforceable care protocols.

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Jun 20, 2018 Editorial

Black mothers are dying and it’s time to do something about it.

Every year, more than 700 American mothers lose their lives to pregnancy or birth-related complications. Some medical professionals estimate that at least half, if not more, of these deaths are entirely preventable.

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Feb 27, 2018 Editorial

Farmers now can join the long list of Americans President Donald Trump and his policies have attacked.

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Feb 14, 2018 Editorial

To the Editor:

In “Making Background Checks Work” (Op-Ed, Feb. 13), John R. Lott Jr. desperately tries to push one of the gun lobby’s favorite narratives: that background checks are bad for public safety.

The main pillar of Mr. Lott’s argument is that our underfunded, underresourced and broken background check system prevents “good guys” from getting guns.

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Feb 12, 2018 Editorial

For more than a year, Americans, Congress and the world have discussed Russia’s attempts to influence our elections. However, some of their most dangerous and well-documented attacks against state-level voting systems have been a mere footnote.

Jan 29, 2018 Editorial

In 2018, our security can no longer exclusively be defined in terms of tanks, airplanes and weapon systems.

As government, private industry and American families have adopted technology into nearly every aspect of our lives, the need for cybersecurity has grown exponentially. Unfortunately, our response to this threat has been piecemeal at best.

Nov 1, 2017 Editorial

I'd like to applaud the Daily Journal for its recent "Do away with those unwanted drugs" editorial because ending this epidemic is up to each and every one of us.

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