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International Day of the Girl, Photo Contest, Job Fair, Plus More

In this Issue

  • International Day of the Girl Panel

  • Community Photo Contest

  • Mall of India Job Fair

  • Purse Drive for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Coffee & Conversation

  • 41st District Happenings


Dear Friends,

The attack this weekend on Israel and the ensuing bloodshed have been awful, heartbreaking tragedies. I stand with my colleagues in the Illinois Legislative Jewish Caucus in unequivocally condemning this deprivation of innocent life.

It is sometimes difficult to move on with our day-to-day activities when parts of our world are in chaos. However, our office continues to be here to serve you on a local level in a variety of ways. Tomorrow, for instance, I’ll be joined by Vision 1948 to celebrate International Day of the Girl and highlight this girls-in-STEM organization to our community. In addition to our photo contest, job fair, and monthly coffee, I’ve also teamed up with Love Purse and area legislators to support victims of domestic violence with a purse and supply drive.

I’m also currently preparing for the fall veto session. We’ll likely be taking up the business of nuclear power reactors, public-private partnerships, and right-of-first-refusal transmission projects. You can find summaries of these issues in our August newsletter, and I’ll make sure to provide an update before the end of the year. In the meantime and as always, please feel free to reach out if my office or I can be of service.

Wishing you and your families health, peace, and safety,



International Day of the Girl, Vision 1948 Panel

Join us as we celebrate International Day of the Girl with Vision 1948's expert panel. We will learn how this group is working to bring gender parity back to tech by encouraging and empowering girls and women to pursue computing/technology education and careers.

Tune in to Facebook at 7pm on Wednesday, October 11th, to watch live. You do not need to have a Facebook account and can find the event at this link.

What: Vision 1948 Panel for International Day of the Girl

When: Wednesday, October 11 at 7pm

Where: Facebook Live

Community Photo Contest

Our community is special in so many ways. Capture that spark in our 41st district's inaugural community photo contest!

We welcome submissions from all 41st district residents, and all community members will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites. Winning submissions will be displayed at the Springfield Capitol complex and made into canvas prints for the winner.

Submit entries to Photo@RepYang, and click below for more details.

Mall of India Job Fair

Join us for a job fair with sixteen different state agencies offering a wide range of job opportunities. These agencies are committed to diversity and actively seek to enhance their workforce. This job fair is an effort to bring job opportunities to our local area and encourage people to consider applying for jobs with state agencies. Representatives from the state agencies will be available to provide insight and answer any questions you may have. Join us in fostering a more diverse and inclusive state workforce that truly represents the communities we serve.

What: Mall of India Job Fair with State Agencies

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9:30 to 12:30 PM

Where: Mall of India, 776 S. Rt. 59, Naperville

October Purse Drive for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Rep. Yang Rohr and other DuPage State Legislators are working together to collect purses filled with notes and care items during October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. These purses will go to LovePurse to be provided to local people struggling with issues surrounding domestic violence.

You can drop off the purses at various locations during the month of October, including our 41st District Office as well as Senator Ellman’s office:

  • Rep. Yang Rohr's Office - 475 River Bend Rd, Suite 500, Naperville

  • Sen. Laura Ellman's Office - 24 W. 500 Maple Ave., Suite 215, Naperville

October Coffee & Conversation

For a general overview of Springfield and 41st District activities, please join us at one of our monthly coffee and conversations. These generally occur on the last Saturday of the month, and we’ll meet on October 28 at our district office for this month’s get-together. Come and join other constituents from across Naperville, Warrenville, and Bolingbrook for informal catching-up and conversation.

What: Coffee & Conversation with me and your neighbors

When: Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 10:00 to 11:00 am

Where: District 41 Office, 475 River Bend Rd., Suite 500, Naperville

41st District Happenings

When the House is not in session, things get busier in the 41st district with more opportunities for outreach and community events. Over the past month, some of the events I’ve attended included:

  • Bolingbrook Park District’s Special Recreation Fair (including a great showcase of rugby wheelchair);

  • A session with Naperville Environmental and Sustainability Taskforce on Naperville’s Coal Problem;

  • Speaking with residents of Monarch Landing on our state’s fentanyl and opioid crisis;

  • Meeting with Noon Whistle and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild to learn more about legislation to support our local craft brewers;

  • Celebrating Ganesh Utsav with local leaders and our Hindu community; and

  • Refreshing and updating my CPR knowledge with a training session sponsored by Naperville Senior Task Force and the Naperville Fire Department.

My office and I are always eager to highlight and learn more about the community groups and organizations that make our district so special. Please send me a note if you’d like me to attend your event or chat with your group about Springfield or district happenings.

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