Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team, which included SEIU HCIIMK President Greg Kelley.
The committee is the third of several working groups of the transition made up of subject-matter experts who will advise and guide the incoming Pritzker-Stratton administration.
“Our transition’s Healthy Children and Families Committee will focus on how we should rebuild social services, identify ways we can help children and families build better lives, and expand health care in this state,” said Governor-elect JB Pritzker. “Over the last few years, state funding for community organizations was cut and families were no longer receiving the services they needed to thrive, but we’re going to reverse course. As governor, I’ll be their partner, and together, we’ll confront challenges head on so families and children can thrive.”
“It’s an honor to be selected to this committee,” said President Kelley. “After four long years of beating back Bruce Rauner’s attacks, I welcome the chance to work with, instead of against, an Illinois governor. I will use this opportunity to share our members’ experiences and ideas on how to better workers’ lives and improve child care and healthcare across the state.”