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Congresswoman Kelly to Focus on Trafficking in Next “Solutions Only” Field Inquiry

Apr 30, 2018
Press Release

On Thursday, May 3rd, Congresswoman Robin Kelly will hold her second Solutions Only Congressional field inquiry on trafficking.

“Chicago is truly the crossroads of America. This status brings us amazing economic wealth and opportunity, but it also means that our transportation infrastructure is regularly used by criminal elements to traffic narcotics, illegal firearms and people,” said Congresswoman Robin Kelly. “We have an obligation to tackle trafficking head on and prevent our infrastructure and transportation networks from being used to facilitate crimes and modern day slavery. The goal of this field inquiry is to bring together experts, advocates and law enforcement officials to help policymakers craft better, more effective legislation to stop and prevent trafficking.”

WHAT: Solutions Only Congressional field inquiry on trafficking

WHERE: The 11th floor conference room of the Congresswoman’s Chicago office, located at 1000 E. 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628

WHEN: May 3rd from 10:30a – noon

WHO:

  • Congresswoman Robin Kelly;
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge R. Sean Fitzgerald;
  • Elizabeth Fisher, President and CEO of Selah Freedom;
  • Glen Brooks, Director of Community Policing, Chicago Police Department;
  • James Jones, Group Supervisor and Public Information Office, DEA Chicago;
  • Robin Ficke, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago;
  • Bradley Chief of Police Michael Johnston;
  • Jordan Mitchell, Director of Freedom in Action;
  • Robert Mason, Support Services Commander, Bradley Police Department;
  • Deputy Special Agent in Charge Todd Carroll, FBI Chicago;
  • Sherida Morrison, CEO of Demoiselle to Femme, NFP; and
  • Hazel Crest Chief of Police Mitchell Davis;

Media is welcome to attend.

This inquiry is the second in a series hosted by Congresswoman Kelly. Her first Solutions Only field inquiry was hosted on health care in August 2017. Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) and Karen Bass (CA-37) attended the hearing along with staff from the offices of Senator Dick Durbin, Senator Tammy Duckworth and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08).

Regarding this series of hearing, Congresswoman Kelly added, “When it comes to the big issues, Illinois families are tired of the name-calling and finger pointing; they want real solutions and it's our obligation to find them.”

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