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Erica Harriss

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
56TH DISTRICT

Erica Harriss

ILLINOIS STATE SENATOR
45TH DISTRICT

Senator Harriss passes school AED bill

State Senator Erica Harriss passed legislation to potentially help save lives by requiring automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to be present at all school locations and events. “While AEDs are already required under state law to be accessible at any physical fitness facility on public and private school premises, it only made sense to further extend the […]

Sen. Harriss collecting items for Mother’s Day Diaper Drive

After great success last year, State Senator Erica Harriss is excited to announce her 2nd Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive now underway in the 56th District. “After seeing how supportive the community was last year for my first Mother’s Day Diaper Drive, I am looking forward to partnering with Safe Families for Children Metro East Chapter to […]

Senator Harriss launches 2024 Hometown Spotlight Art Contest

State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) is looking for art enthusiasts to submit their work in her first annual Hometown Spotlight Art Contest. “We have some incredible artists in our community and this contest gives them an opportunity to showcase the beauty of our district through their own artistic lens,” said Senator Harriss. “Whether it’s […]

Sen. Harriss moves legislation to combat landfill sludge and debris issues

State Senator Erica Harriss has filed and passed a bill out of committee to help combat ongoing trash and debris issues from landfills in Madison and St. Clair counties. “It’s very clear there is a huge problem when it comes to the trash in and along our roadways,” said Senator Harriss. “Since the first day I […]

Senator Harriss to hold April traveling office hours

State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) will host a series of traveling office hours across the 56th District starting Tuesday, April 2 through April 4, 2024. Traveling office hours for the month of April will be held as follows: Tuesday, April 2, 2024 Wood River Public Library 326 E Ferguson Avenue, Wood River 10AM -12PM […]

Sen. Harriss’ District Office Giving Away Solar Eclipse Glasses

State Senator Erica Harriss (56th-Glen Carbon) has partnered with the Illinois Optometric Association to provide solar glasses for the upcoming 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. “The solar eclipse is a rare occurrence and presents a unique opportunity for people across our state to witness history,” said Senator Harriss. “I want to especially […]

Constitutional Amendment to Ensure U.S. Citizenship Required to Vote in Illinois

In response to growing efforts from activists to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections, new legislation aims to eliminate perceived vagueness in the state constitution that activists have capitalized on to push voting for non-citizens. While state and federal law clearly require U.S. citizenship to vote in State and Federal elections, recent proposals to […]

Senate Republicans Highlight Legislation to Protect Kids

TO WATCH THE PRESS CONFERENCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5V6NGDFKXM As part of their efforts to empower parents, Senate Republicans are promoting two bills they filed to protect kids and empower parents. Senate Bill 2590 would create the Adult Content Age Verification Act, requiring pornography websites to verify a person’s age before allowing them to view content. A recent report found […]

March is Women’s History Month

The month of March is designated to acknowledge and commemorate the many great achievements made by women. This month-long celebration is also used to inspire and encourage the next generation of female history makers. In 1982, Congress requested that President Ronald Reagan declare Women’s History Week as the second week in March. The idea of […]