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Portrait of Jan Schakowsky

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Jan Schakowsky

IL-9 (D)
As a Jewish Congressmember and the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Leadership, Jan is dedicated to advocating on behalf of the working and middle class. Jan has dedicated her career to prioritize access of affordable health care for all communities. She contributed to passing the Patient Protection and the Affordable Care Act. Jan was nominated by Pelosi to Obama’s 18-member National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform to support families. Jan is an active supporter of pro-choice, marriage equality, and comprehensive immigration reform.
How does Jan align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Shakowsky prioritizes job creation and strengthening the middle class.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: Congressmember Shakowsky supports comprehensive immigration reform. She addresses issues impacting immigrant women, as evidenced by helping sponsor the International Violence Against Women Act. She also supports pro-choice and marriage equality.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Shakowsky believes that communities should have access to affordable health care. She addresses topics regarding seniors. Congressmember Shakowsky supports reproductive justice.
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Jan Schakowsky has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party

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