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G-PAC was founded to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield. To do this, we need champions like state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, who is standing against the corporate gun lobby and actively fighting for policy changes that save lives.Since 2021, Maura has been serving as state representative of the 49th District....
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With a month left in the year, Cook County has logged more than 1,000 homicides for the first time in 27 years. As of Tuesday midday, the medical examiner’s office had recorded 1,009 murders — 100 more than this time last year. The youngest person killed was a 1-month-old boy, the oldest an 84-year-old man....
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Today we launched a critical new tool in our fight to end gun violence, the 2021 Gun Safety Scorecard. For the first time, we have assembled a report card designed to show the constituent (you) how your legislators voted on life-saving public safety measures. The Gun Safety Report Card is the culmination of the work...
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Thank you to those of you who were able to join us and support G-PAC’s Profile in Courage Award Ceremony this past Monday at Gibson’s Italia. Your continued support and partnership are what propels us in our work and mission. This year’s event was particularly special as G-PAC celebrated a historic legislative win by passing...
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CHICAGO – Attorney General Kwame Raoul led a coalition of 20 attorneys general in defending a Florida law limiting the sale of firearms to people ages 21 and up. In an amicus brief filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Raoul and the coalition argue that states have the right to...
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Nationwide, the rate of deaths by gun violence this year alone is already forecast to reach the highest level in two decades — and Chicago is on pace to reach its highest annual homicide tally in 25 years. The UChicago Urban Network has long been studying violence and the many contributory factors to the problem...
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CHICAGO — 1,606 people were shot in a single three-month summer period in Chicago. That’s the population equivalent to many American small towns. The violence isn’t limited to the season: A 14-year-old was shot and killed hours after a separate late September mass shooting where five were wounded. They are numbers, and more significantly lives,...
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Gun violence is a national epidemic that touches every community in America. The sheer scale of this epidemic often reduces victims of gun violence to statistics and ideas of change to empty promises. The Gun Violence Memorial Project launched at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The exhibition features four houses built of 700 glass bricks,...
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We are excited to announce G-PAC’s annual Profile in Courage Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, November 1st at Gibsons Italia with award-winning author and journalist, Alex Kotlowitz, as the keynote speaker. Please click here to RSVP and see the below invitation for further details. This year, we are honored to present the Profile...
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We’re excited today to announce the relaunch of our partner GPEC/ICHV as One Aim Illinois!  One Aim is a statewide organization with one goal: ending gun violence in Illinois. The organization is led by survivors, community organizations, and people across the state and informed by evidence-based policy to reduce gun violence and save lives. Check...
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    The Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) was founded by gun violence survivors
    to counter the political influence of the gun industry and their lobby in Springfield.


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