ILLINOIS’ FOURTEENTH DISTRICT:
Lauren Underwood, Fighter for Working Families
vs. Rep. Randy Hultgren, an Obstacle Who Stands in Their Way
Paid Leave Champion Lauren Underwood
Lauren Underwood calls paid family leave part of a “‘nonpartisan’ economic security agenda, which also includes equal pay, affordable childcare, full reproductive health care and an increased minimum wage.”
Lauren Underwood will bring her experience as a registered nurse, a health policy expert and a person with a pre-existing condition to her work serving Illinois’ 14th congressional district. In Congress, she has pledged to fight for families and calls “family,” along with “jobs” and “health care” a core value.
Illinois’ 14th district needs a representative — and a paid leave champion — who will stand with women and working families and not stand in their way.
 Sun-Times Editorial Board (14 Feb. 2018). 14th Congressional District Democratic candidate: Lauren Underwood. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved 19 Oct. 2018 from https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/14th-congressional-district-democratic-candidate-lauren-underwood/
Randy Hultgren, the Obstacle
In Congress, Rep. Randy Hultgren stands in the way of working families, robbing them of income and basic protections.
In the past two years alone, he’s voted to take away working people’s longstanding right to receive overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours per week, and he voted to take away paid sick time from long-haul truckers.
He’s also voted to make it harder for employees to hold employers responsible for labor violations.
And he voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and voted in favor of huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans and big corporations while leaving working families behind.
As a Member of Congress, Rep. Hultgren has failed to support policies to advance working families’ economic security and make our lives easier.
He does not support raising the minimum wage; expanding access to paid family and medical leave, paid sick time, child care or fair work schedules; ensuring access to equal pay; or helping pregnant workers protect their health and the health of their pregnancy at their workplace.
The American Association of University Women gives Rep. Hultgren a score of “0” for failing to support equal pay, women’s health, tax fairness and more.
 “Comp time”: H.R. 1180, Roll Call 244 http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll244.xml
 “FAA Denham amendment”: H.Amdt.563 to H.R. 4 (FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018), Roll Call 159, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll159.xml
 “Joint employer”: H.R. 3441, Roll Call 614, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll614.xml
 “ACA repeal”: H.R. 1628, Roll Call 256, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll256.xml
 “Tax bill 1”: H.R. 1, Roll Call 699, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2017/roll699.xml; “Tax bill 2”: H.R. 6760, Roll Call 414, http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2018/roll414.xml
 Congressman Randy Hultgren is not a co-sponsor or supporter of any of these bills:
Raise the Wage Act, H.R. 15 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/15
Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, H.R. 947 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/947
Healthy Families Act, H.R. 1516 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1516
Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1869 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/1869
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, H.R. 2417 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2417
Schedules that Work Act, H.R. 2942 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2942
Child Care for Working Families Act, H.R. 3773 https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3773
 AAUW Action Fund (n.d.), Congressional Voting Record for the 115th Congress (January 2017-September 2018), retrieved 19 October 2018 from https://www.aauwaction.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/115thCVR-Web.pdf