Sen. Willie PrestonCHICAGO — State Senator Willie Preston will join elected officials and community leaders from Illinois and Indiana in Washington, D.C. to highlight the impacts of the collective collaboration with the Biden-Harris Administration on communities across his district.

“Working across multiple levels of government and municipalities is crucial in our mission to dismantling systemic barriers for communities that have historically left behind,” said Preston (D-Chicago). “I have been a longtime advocate for our trades, and I strive to do everything I can to support our local commerce and provide transformative opportunities for residents in the 16th District.”

As the owner of a small construction firm, Preston recognizes the value in trade careers. With the increasing availability of union jobs thanks to investments from the Biden-Harris Administration, Preston partnered with a local school to transport young adults to workforce centers to apply for career opportunities.

The impact of the Biden-Harris Administration in Preston’s district has been monumental to his efforts in the Senate, including leading legislation to create more successful reentry pathways for returning residents. Under the administration, there have been significant investments in housing units in historically underserved communities. Capitalizing on these investments, Preston led the passage of House Bill 3702 and House Bill 3345 to promote more successful reentry pathways for formerly incarcerated individuals.

“Individuals returning to society often face barriers to gaining access to the resources they need for successful reentry into their communities,” said Preston. “With record-number investments in housing opportunities, I made it a priority of mine to help pave the way for folks’ successful reentry.”