Congresswoman Robin Kelly has dedicated her career to public service as an advocate for Illinois families. 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.
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June 29, 2017
I never thought that I’d serve in Congress; never thought that my name would be on the ballot. But life happens and things change. When I look around my community, I saw people dying every day from senseless gun violence. I watched mothers bury their children; watched young people take bullets while protecting others; and watched as Congress did nothing to stop it. So, I decided to run and see what I could do. How idealistic I was before I realized that the millions poured by the NRA into campaign accounts – largely of Republicans – prevents Congress from passing even the simplest, most...