State of the State with Ill. St. Sen. Daniel Biss, AB'98 - WAIT LIST ONLY
North Shore Event
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Join fellow Harvard Club of Chicago members
for a timely
Illinois "State of the State" update with:
Daniel Biss, AB'98
Note: The latest weather forecasts are predicting temperatures in the 90's on Thursday, with the probability of showers. As this event was initially planned to be outdoors, it now will be moved indoors which limits the capacity. If you would like to be placed on a Waiting List, please enter your contact information in the red RSVP boxes in the right column, entering the number in your party in the Organization field. If space opens up we will contact you by phone or email.
Illinois state government is undergoing severe challenges, from debt to serial gubernatorial incarceration to this year's unprecedented stalemate. Senator Daniel Biss (AB '98) will give a historical analysis of our situation rooted in regional economic trends, along with a political assessment of the current reality. The talk will end with a discussion of paths forward and a sketch of a long-term vision for a state government that can support a thriving and diverse economy.
Senator Biss, a former mathematics professor at the University of Chicago (PhD '02 from MIT), represented the 17th District in the Illinois House before his election in 2012 to the state Senate in the 9th District. Biss has passed legislation on issues including environmental policy, economic growth, political reform, consumer protection, and civil rights. With his common-sense approach, Biss emerged as a leader on fiscal matters and has remained at the forefront of efforts to address public pension debt in a way that will increase fiscal stability and honor the commitments made to workers.
He has championed groundbreaking legislation giving private sector workers access to retirement savings accounts through their workplace, making Illinois the first state in the country to enact such a program and earning Biss national renown as a leader in a growing movement to bring retirement security to private sector workers and rebuild the middle class. He serves on the Appropriations I, Education, Financial Institutions, and Revenue Committees, and is Chair of the Human Services Committee.
Sen. Biss has also earned broad acclaim for his public service, including the 2016 Richard J Phelan Profile in Courage Award from Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, the 2014 Community Investment Award from the Woodstock Institute, and his inclusion in the Crain’s Chicago Business’s “40 Under 40” class of 2014.
Date: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 7-8:30 pm (Beverages and dessert will be provided)
Location: Keats/Lu Residence, 2514 Laurel Ln., Wilmette
Cost: Members and Guests - $10 per person
(Remember memberships expire on June 30 so you may need to renew
your membership in order to take advantage of this rate)
Non-Members and Guests - $25 per person
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