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Title:African Descent-Citizens Reparations Commission
Contact Name:Raven DeVaughn
Contact Title:Assistant Director, CMS
Contact E-Mail:raven.devaughn@illinois.gov
Contact Comments:
Function:The Commission shall develop and implement measures to ensure equity, equality, and parity for African American descendants of slavery; hold hearings to discuss the implementation of those measures; educate the public on reparations for African American descendants of slavery; report to the General Assembly information and findings regarding the work of the Commission; discuss and perform actions regarding preservation of African American neighborhoods, building and development of a Vocational Training Center for People of African Descent-Citizens, ensuring proportional representation in all State contracts, and creation and enforcement of an Illinois Slavery Era Disclosure Bill.
Senate Confirmation:No
Qualifications:
Compensation:Expenses
Composition:The Governor or their designee; one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker; one member of the Senate appointed by the Senate President; one member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Minority leader; one member of the Senate appointed by the Minority leader; three represenatives of a national coalition that supports reparations for African Americans appointed by the Governor; ten members of the public appointed by the Governor, at least eight of whom are African American descendants of slavery
Chair:Elected from among the members
Authority:20 ILCS 405/405-540

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Elion, Roger5/31/2022GovernorMember
VACANTStatuteGovernor or their designee
VACANTSpeaker of the HouseState Representative
VACANTSenate PresidentState Senator
VACANTMinority Leader of the House of RepresentativesState Representative
VACANTMinority Leader of the SenateState Senator
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresentative of a national coalition that supports reparations for African Americans
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresentative of a national coalition that supports reparations for African Americans
VACANTGovernorMemberRepresentative of a national coalition that supports reparations for African Americans
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
VACANTGovernorMember
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