052620210521SPRINGFIELD – As an advocate for inclusion and access for Black and Brown families in Illinois, State Senator Napoleon Harris, III (D-Harvey) released a statement applauding new equity initiatives included in Illinois’ latest energy policy plan, including the requirement for a new disparity study to examine racial discrimination in the clean energy industry:
"As we invest in clean, renewable energy, we must ensure every resident has access to the jobs and programs this legislation will create. We already require other industries to conduct disparity studies—the energy and solar industries should be no different. Also, to increase transparency I intend to sponsor future legislation that would require every energy company to submit an annual report of the businesses they are working with to the Illinois Commerce Commission.

"Every business in Illinois must do their part to increase access to equitable jobs and further our goal of creating a more inclusive Illinois. We are moving toward a cleaner economy. That means new opportunities, new jobs and new lives, which should benefit everyone regardless of race or sex.”

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050621HAO00803SPRINGFIELD – As Illinois movies toward a more equitable environment, State Senator Napoleon Harris III’s (D-Harvey) effort to encourage Amtrak to submit procurement goals for female-owned, minority-owned, veteran-owned and small business enterprises was signed into law on Friday.

“Amtrak is a billion dollar transportation corporation and should be helping lead the charge in increasing diversity in Illinois contracting,” Harris said. “Everyone should have a shot at obtaining a public contract, and all industries should be pushing for equity to ensure Illinois become the one most equitable states in our nation.”

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05272021CM0310SPRINGFIELD – The Department of Children and Family Services will conduct a study on racial disparities within Illinois’ support system for children and families because of a new law sponsored by Senator Napoleon Harris, III (D-Harvey).

“We must ensure DCFS treats all children and families fairly,” Harris said. “Families of color should have the same opportunities as white families, and a report on racial disparities will help ensure that they do.”

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