U.S. Congresswoman, Illinois Democratic Party chair to meet Friday with Adams County Democrats on listening tour

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Robin Kelly

QUINCY — U.S. Congresswoman Robin Kelly, chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois, is traveling the state on a listening tour Friday. She will meet with Adams County Democrats from 6-7 p.m. at the Taproom, 104 N. Sixth.

Kelly has dedicated her career to public service. Since being elected to serve the 2nd Congressional District in 2013, she has worked to expand economic opportunity, community wellness and public safety across the state, championing numerous initiatives to generate job growth, reduce health disparities and end gun violence.

Kelly is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and serves on the Health, Energy, and Consumer Protection and Commerce subcommittees. Her energy and commerce work is focused on expanding access to healthcare, consumer protection for American families and economic development.

She is a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and serves on the national security and civil rights and civil liberties subcommittees. She also represents the Midwest (Region IV) on the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, which sets the policy direction of the Democratic Caucus, and serves as a member of the House Democracy Partnership.

Kelly was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Illinois in March 2021, becoming the first African American woman to hold the position. She was born in New York and earned her bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria.

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