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  • Mary Rita and her husband, Michael Gelder, have lived in Skokie for over 30 years where they raised their daughters, Hannah and Moriah.

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    VIdeo: Mary Rita on the Issues - Good Goverment Measures

    Watch Mary Rita address big money in politics, publicly funded elections, an independent map commission, and other good government measures.  
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    Stop the Killing

    Enough is enough, really
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    Video: Mary Rita on the Issues - State Budget

    Watch Mary Rita address our state budget and advocate for a progressive, People and Planet First, budget with a progressive income tax. Read more on Mary Rita's position here:http://www.maryritaforstaterep.com/progressive_income_tax 
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    Sun-Time Editorial & Mary Rita's Health Care Response

    Mary Rita opposes any effort to diminish access to the 10 essential health care services required under all A.C.A insurance plans. This Sun-Times editorial on Jan.19, opposes the Trump initiative to expand the authority of Associations to bypass current A.C.A requirements.
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    Video: Chicago Sun-Times Interview with Mary Rita at Chicago Women's March

    Mary Rita and over 250,000 allies march in solidarity during the powerful Women's March in Chicago, Jan. 20, 2018. Use your voice, your vote on March 20, 2018 and help send Mary Rita down to Springfield to make real change happen. Please check out Mary Rita (at the 6+ minute mark) talking with veteran Chicago Sun-Times reporter, Lynn Sweet - Chicago Women's March, Jan. 20, 2018. The Chicago Sun-Times: https://youtu.be/GijswuIPaUk?t=6m13s  
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    Rep. Will Guzzardi Endorses Mary Rita

    Representative Guzzardi joins Representative Gabel, in adding yet another powerful voice in state of Illinois, encouraging the voters of the 17th District to elect Mary Rita Luecke as their next state representative. “There's a fight going on in Springfield right now about what kind of state we want to live in. Wealthy and powerful interests want government to serve them and hurt the rest of us. But Mary Rita believes that government should be on our side, fighting against greed and corruption and fighting for a better life for everyone in Illinois. I'm proud to endorse Mary Rita Luecke for State Representative, and I'll be lucky to have an ally like her in the legislature.”  -  Will Guzzardi, State Representative from Illinois' 39th House District
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    Mary Rita's Endorsements & Field Operations Keep Growing

    We are excited and grateful for the endorsement and support from Reclaim Chicago, National Nurses United The People's Lobby. This will help make Mary Rita the next State Representative from Illinois' 17th District.  Find the full endorsement here!
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    Mary Rita Condemns Gov. Rauner for Veto of Community Care Program

    Mary Rita issued a press release Dec. 30, condemning Gov. Rauner for his veto of bi-partisan legislation intended to preserve the state's Community Care Program.The governor quietly vetoed the bill late Friday, Dec. 29, to avoid public attention prior to the long New Year's holiday weekend. Nearly 100,000 older adults in Illinois, who can no longer care for themselves and would qualify for nursing home placement, receive support at home through CCP. The program was established in the early 1980s to provide options for financially dependent, frail older adults who did not want to be placed in nursing homes.  
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