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Who I Am

I'm a long-time local horse farmer and businesswoman. I'm not a millionaire - not even close! My family and I are like many of our neighbors: working harder than ever to make a good life for ourselves and our loved ones.

All around me I see folks like us "making do" while our Senator ignores our concerns. There's something wrong here, and I'm ready to get busy fixing it!

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Why I'm Running

I'm running because I want to make a difference. Because Illinois can - and should - do better for all of us. I will work for:

  • Equitable funding for public education.
  • High-quality, affordable health care for all.
  • A living wage and protections for worker rights.

Illinois is my priority and my focus and nothing can drag me away from my commitment to Illinois excellence!

 
 

Endorsements

The following organizations have proudly endorsed Heidi Henry for State Senator in the Illinois 38th Legislative District:

 
 
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Citizen Action/Illinois

Citizen Action/Illinois is the state's largest public interest organization. Building on over a decade of experience, Citizen Action/Illinois is a key player in the fight for social and economic justice at the state and national levels. We believe that every human life has equal worth, that the purpose of our society is to allow all its members to live meaningful and fulfilling lives, and that there is a collective good beyond our individual interests.

 
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Democratic Women of Kendall County

Democratic Women of Kendall County is the official women's group of Kendall County, Illinois.

 
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Equality Illinois PAC

Equality Illinois’ Political Action Committee (PAC) was created to promote candidates for public office who will advocate for and support legislation that advances full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and families. We are a nonpartisan PAC that supports candidates of any sexual orientation.

 
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senator patrick welch

Senator Welch represented the Illinois 38th District from 1983 through 2005. A popular and powerful advocate for our district in state government, Senator Welch served as Assistant Majority Leader during his final term in office.

 

Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association

The Illinois Democratic County Chairs' Association was formed over 50 years ago to support the political agenda of our party through grassroots organizing at the local level to help elect Democrats. Our mission is to build and lead a real partnership between County Chairs, precinct committee persons, activists, labor and voters.

 
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Illinois Valley Democratic Women

The Illinois Valley Democratic Women work to inspire and empower women to become candidates, take action to ensure that Democratic candidates are elected, and to participate in women’s issues.

 
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County Democratic Parties

All seven County Democratic organizations in the 38th district have endorsed Heidi's candidacy. Whether you live in Bureau, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Livingston, Putnam or Will County, your local Democratic Party urges you to vote for Heidi Henry in November.

 
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LiUna Local 393

The Laborers' International Union of North America is the Build America union - half a million strong fighting for better wages and benefits, safer job sites and greater opportunity. Local 393 is located in Marseilles, Illinois and has more than 800 members.

 
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Moms Demand Action

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country, and along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

 
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Personal PAC

Personal PAC is focused solely on electing pro-choice candidates at the state level in Illinois. We believe that decisions about a woman's reproductive health are extremely private and are best decided by a woman, her doctor, and her conscience.

 
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Planned Parenthood Illinois Action

PPIA engages in educational and electoral activity, including public education campaigns, grassroots organizing, and legislative advocacy on behalf of commonsense policies that protect and foster the sexual and reproductive health and rights of individuals, families, and communities.

 
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Teamsters Joint Council 25

Teamsters Joint Council 25 is America's premier labor union across Illinois and Northwest Indiana, representing more than 100,000 men and women with 26 local union affiliates. The 100-year history of Joint Council 25 is a powerful legacy of empowerment, equality and justice.

 
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Will County Progressives

Our Mission is to help progressive candidates get elected into office, both locally and nationally, and educate the community about politics and policy.