Julie Hamos

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Julie Hamos is running for a U.S. House of Representatives position for Illinois. She is an EMILY's List-supported candidate.

Illinois Public Action

In 1995 Julie Hamos was a member of the board of directors[1]of Illinois Public Action.

Citizen Action of Illinois

In 1997 Julie Hamos served on the board of directors of Citizen Action of Illinois.[2]

Anti Blackwater bill

The private security , Blackwater, established a training facility in northwestern Illinois' Jo Daviess County. Local citizens, mindful "the loose gun play and casual disregard for human rights documented in connection with Blackwater and other "private security firms" react by forming Clearwater". The group has the immediate aim of forcing out a bad neighbor, but its overall mission is "to preserve the public nature and civilian control" of the military and of the police.

With the active support of Clearwater, Illinois State Representative Julie Hamos (Democrat from Evanston) introduced HB 5700, a bill that regulates such private security firms as Blackwater.[3]

Anti death penalty bill sponsor

In 2009, Representative Karen Yarbrough (D-7) sponsored House Bill 262 to abolish the death penalty in Illinois. In 2010, Senator Willie Delgado (D-2) did the same in the Illinois Senate (SB 3569).[4]

As of March 2009, the additional cosponsors were Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25), Arthur L. Turner (D-9), Harry Osterman (D-14), LaShawn Ford (D-8), Deborah Mell (D-40), Esther Golar (D-6), Julie Hamos (D-18), Constance A. Howard (D-34), Al Riley (D-38), Deborah L. Graham (D-78), Jehan A. Gordan (D-92), Annazette Collins (D-10), Mary E. Flowers (D-31), Cynthia Soto (D-28) and Robert Rita (D-28).[5],


  1. IPA 20th Anniversary Dinner leaflet
  2. Citizen Action of Illinois B.O.D. list
  3. New Ground 117, March/April 2008
  4. New ground No 129, March/April 2010
  5. New Ground 123, March/April 2009