For the office of
ILLINOIS STATE SENATE, 13TH DISTRICT
CRGE is pleased to endorse
Born and raised in Chicago’s South Side, Robert Peters began his public service career as a grassroots organizer, advocating for economic justice, police reform, and an end to racially targeted mass incarceration. In 2019, he was appointed to represent Illinois’ 13th state senate district. During his first session in Springfield, Peters successfully championed a series of progressive legislative measures, including a statewide minimum wage increase, a ban on private detention centers, marijuana legalization, and the abolition of predatory prison pay-to-stay laws. In the 2020 legislative session, Peters has vowed to continue the fight for racial justice and opportunity, by advocating for public divestment from institutions that disproportionately harm communities of color - like jails and prisons - and equitable re-investment in healthcare, schools, and high quality jobs.