2015 has already brought some great memories and moments with it. Just since the beginning of this year, Senator Lightford has felt privileged to be a part of so many great causes and initiatives, and she has had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people along the way that have worked hard to improve our communities and nation as a whole. Luckily, we were able to capture some of these great moments and accomplishments in photos with the Senator and people like you who have largely been responsible for progressing our vibrant communities and our great state.

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-              Earlier this month, the Senator stopped to talk with advocates from the Alzheimer’s Association in the Capitol and discuss the importance of Alzheimer’s research and awareness.


-              The Transportation Construction Apprenticeship Readiness Training program (TCART) is a crucial initiative sponsored by Senator Lightford through IDOT that creates transportation job opportunities for otherwise untrained job seekers. The Senator is pictured here with Austin People Action Center (APAC) Executive Director Cynthia Williams and some apprentices in the program as they advocate for funds at the Capitol after the governor's budget address.

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-              Senator Lightford is pictured here after passing legislation out of committee earlier this year that is aiming to improve supplier diversity, ensuring that there is diversity and fairness in opportunity throughout the Illinois business community.


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-              Last summer, Senator Lightford carried legislation through the Senate that changed the name of the portion of Cicero Avenue that runs through Senate District 4 to Mandela Avenue. She is pictured here with Representative LaShawn K. Ford (who sponsored the legislation in the House) and others to commemorate and celebrate the man whose name now graces this stretch of road.