Adrienne Irmer

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Running for State Representative, Illinois, District 25 (2018)

Biography

A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Adrienne Irmer has been a passionate champion of social causes for over 16 years; her professional work has crossed all sectors, including electoral campaign work at all levels of government.  Adrienne recently served on legislative staff to Cook County, within the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management.

Adrienne is a proud graduate of Kenwood Academy High School (2000) and received her bachelor’s in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 2004).  As a National Urban Fellow (2014), Adrienne received her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and served as Special Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, CA.  Although a Biologist (by undergraduate degree), Adrienne has applied her highly-tuned critical thinking and analytical skills to the study of the dynamic and complex systems that are communities, in the arenas of public policy, community & economic development, advocacy/activism, and community & government affairs.

Adrienne is a 2018 Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a 2017 Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project, 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and currently serves as the Chapter Co-Director for New Leaders Council, Chicago.  Adrienne’s civic leadership includes: the Executive Board of The Liberty Project, the Junior Executive Board for South Central Community Services, Inc., the Advisory Board to the Chicago Ideas Week YOU(th) Program, and the Junior Executive Board for the Better Boys Foundation on Chicago’s West Side.

Source: All In For Adrienne.com

Priorities

Inform
Early Childhood Education:  In order to prepare our children for a global workforce, it is critical that we invest in early childhood education—it is not simply enough to focus on K-12, but we must ensure that pre-K is accessible to all children.

In Illinois we must do better with our investments in early childhood education—I will fight for our children.

Government Transparency: It should be easier for residents to understand what government is doing, not harder.  It is my goal to assess where Illinois can be better at information sharing in a way that all people can understand.  One particular area of interest that I have is showing residents which companies in Illinois pay taxes and the rates at which they contribute to the revenue streams that Illinois has available for critical human services.

Increase Voter Engagement: Including the voices of the people is critical to increasing voter turnout.  Informing voters is a huge part of this process.  As State Representative in the 25th District, I will work to engage voters in an authentic and intentional way to increase our participation in all election cycles, especially our primary elections process.

 

Reform

Progressive Income Tax:  This is also known as a graduated income tax, which is how our income is taxed at the Federal level.  Currently, the Illinois Constitution enables a flat income tax—which means the poor and working class have the same tax rate as their far more affluent peers.  It is time to bring equity to our income tax model—and I will stand up for the working families of Illinois to achieve this change to our state’s constitution.

Fair Funding of Our Public Schools:  SB 0001 was a great step in the right direction, but Rauner’s ruinous agenda left its mark on this historic piece of legislation—it is my goal to be sure that we take a hard look at Rauner’s amendments to this law and really make our public school funding equitable in Illinois.

Transform

Gun Violence as a Symptom NOT a stand-alone phenomenon: I will go to Springfield to FIGHT for our communities to ensure we are investing resources in our residents equitably to give everyone the chance to thrive instead of simply survive.

Investing in our people:  With revenues from a progressive income tax and the legalization of marijuana, we can transform lives in Illinois.  Not only will we have more money available for our schools, and human services, but we can invest in the expansion of Medicare and Medicaid so that we can realize health care as a right instead of a privilege in Illinois.  This is how we can protect our residents from the horrific Trump agenda.

Investing in our Infrastructure:  Ensuring the safety of our roads and bridges is not only the responsible thing to do, but it creates jobs.  Using revenue created through innovative, progressive and bold solutions can ensure that our infrastructure continues to meet safety standards and the needs of the people.

Protecting our Environment: With a Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that is doing a lot less protecting these days, it is incumbent upon the Illinois EPA to ensure we are protecting our own air, water and other natural resources from disastrous pollution.  In order to do this, in order to resist Trump, we must make sure we are funding the Illinois EPA to step up when the Federal EPA will not.

Source: All In for Adrienne.com

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Running for State Representative, Illinois, District 25 (2018)

Biography

A proud native of Chicago’s South Side, Adrienne Irmer has been a passionate champion of social causes for over 16 years; her professional work has crossed all sectors, including electoral campaign work at all levels of government.  Adrienne recently served on legislative staff to Cook County, within the Cook County Bureau of Asset Management.

Adrienne is a proud graduate of Kenwood Academy High School (2000) and received her bachelor’s in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 2004).  As a National Urban Fellow (2014), Adrienne received her Masters of Public Administration (MPA) and served as Special Assistant to the City Manager for the City of Beverly Hills, CA.  Although a Biologist (by undergraduate degree), Adrienne has applied her highly-tuned critical thinking and analytical skills to the study of the dynamic and complex systems that are communities, in the arenas of public policy, community & economic development, advocacy/activism, and community & government affairs.

Adrienne is a 2018 Emerging Leader with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a 2017 Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project, 2017 Fellow of the Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program, and currently serves as the Chapter Co-Director for New Leaders Council, Chicago.  Adrienne’s civic leadership includes: the Executive Board of The Liberty Project, the Junior Executive Board for South Central Community Services, Inc., the Advisory Board to the Chicago Ideas Week YOU(th) Program, and the Junior Executive Board for the Better Boys Foundation on Chicago’s West Side.

Source: All In For Adrienne.com

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Priorities

Inform

Early Childhood Education: In order to prepare our children for a global workforce, it is critical that we invest in early childhood education—it is not simply enough to focus on K-12, but we must ensure that pre-K is accessible to all children. Research has found that a 30 million word gap exists between children on welfare and their more affluent peers—the number of words a child is exposed to from birth to age three is significantly correlated to lifetime academic success and overall IQ (See https://vocel.org to learn more). In Illinois we must do better with our investments in early childhood education—I will fight for our children.

Government Transparency: It should be easier for residents to understand what government is doing, not harder.  It is my goal to assess where Illinois can be better at information sharing in a way that all people can understand.  One particular area of interest that I have is showing residents which companies in Illinois pay taxes and the rates at which they contribute to the revenue streams that Illinois has available for critical human services.

Increase Voter Engagement: Including the voices of the people is critical to increasing voter turnout.  Informing voters is a huge part of this process.  As State Representative in the 25th District, I will work to engage voters in an authentic and intentional way to increase our participation in all election cycles, especially our primary elections process.

Source: All In for Adrienne.com

Reform

Progressive Income Tax:  This is also known as a graduated income tax, which is how our income is taxed at the Federal level.  Currently, the Illinois Constitution enables a flat income tax—which means the poor and working class have the same tax rate as their far more affluent peers.  It is time to bring equity to our income tax model—and I will stand up for the working families of Illinois to achieve this change to our state’s constitution.

Fair Funding of Our Public Schools:  SB 0001 was a great step in the right direction, but Rauner’s ruinous agenda left its mark on this historic piece of legislation—it is my goal to be sure that we take a hard look at Rauner’s amendments to this law and really make our public school funding equitable in Illinois.

Source: All In for Adrienne.com

Transform

Progressive Income Tax:  This is also known as a graduated income tax, which is how our income is taxed at the Federal level.  Currently, the Illinois Constitution enables a flat income tax—which means the poor and working class have the same tax rate as their far more affluent peers.  It is time to bring equity to our income tax model—and I will stand up for the working families of Illinois to achieve this change to our state’s constitution.

Fair Funding of Our Public Schools:  SB 0001 was a great step in the right direction, but Rauner’s ruinous agenda left its mark on this historic piece of legislation—it is my goal to be sure that we take a hard look at Rauner’s amendments to this law and really make our public school funding equitable in Illinois.

Source: All In for Adrienne.com

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