Lillie Heyman

Eisendrath Legislative Assistant

Lillie Heyman (she/her) is originally from Florham Park, New Jersey, where she was a member of Congregation Beth Hatikvah. Lillie graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in 2020 with a BA in Public Policy and minor in Sociology: Law, Justice, and Social Change. On campus, Lillie was heavily involved in Dance Marathon, facilitated a project-based leadership development program at the Barger Leadership Institute, served as an elected representative in Central Student Government, assisted in sexual assault prevention research, and sang in a Jewish a cappella group, Kol Hakavod. She has interned for M.P. Cheryl Hardcastle in the House of Commons of Canada and Senator Cory Booker in his DC office.

She is excited to dive into Jewish social justice advocacy with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism following her work as a campaign field organizer in Michigan and Georgia for the general and runoff elections. Lillie's legislative portfolio includes reproductive health and rightseconomic justice, labor, disability rightswomen's issues, and human trafficking. She will also be working with the Women of Reform Judaism.

Latest by Lillie Heyman

Congress Must Expand the Child Tax Credit, a Powerful Tool Proven to Reduce Poverty

Lillie Heyman
November 1, 2022
In the American Rescue Plan of 2021, Congress temporarily expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC). This measure significantly reduced child poverty during a time of economic fallout and uncertainty, but the expansion expired at the end of 2021. As families continue to struggle to make ends meet, with inflation on the rise, Congress must urgently make the CTC expansion permanent in year-end tax legislation.

Supporting Survivors of Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community

Lillie Heyman
October 28, 2022
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the U.S. This year, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) chose the theme of #Every1KnowsSome1 to highlight how common domestic violence is. Each of us may (or likely) knows someone, either in our Jewish community or our secular communities, who has been impacted by or is a survivor of domestic violence.