In District with Rep. Nicole La Ha

Some might think that lawmakers are finished with their work once the legislative session ends in May. However, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact the work of legislators kick into high gear when they are back in their districts.

When State Representative Nicole La Ha is not in the state capital fighting for her constituents, she is in the 82nd District meeting with residents, business owners, civic leaders and those who support our most vulnerable. She is focused on learning about their efforts and needs so she can best represent them and all her constituents when she returns to Springfield.

Just last month, La Ha visited the Center for Independence through Conductive Education an organization dedicated to helping children and young adults with disabilities achieve their highest level of independence in the home, school, community and workforce.

She met with leaders at the Ray Graham Association to learn about their programs to provide a loving and stable community for people with disabilities.

La Ha dropped off donations from a diaper drive she held for Crisis Center for South Suburbia. A community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence.

She toured the Lemont Emergency Management Agency where she heard about about their role in coordinating efforts to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters.

She spoke at an event sponsored by Chicago Bar Association program about human trafficking and the legislation she sponsored to support and protect survivors of this heinous crime.

La Ha also visited Timothy Christian Schools in Elmhurst a fully accredited PS-12th grade non-denominational school in Elmhurst that is a nationally recognized Blue-Ribbon School of Excellence.

And she joined Senator Curran in hosting a Children's Safety Expo for the families in the District.

Representative LaHa's calendar promises to be full for the remainder of the year as she meets with constituents throughout the district before heading back to Springfield for Veto session in November.