By

Kathleen
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 National Rifle Association on Tuesday announced the cancellation of the organization’s 2021 annual meeting, which was scheduled to take place in Houston next week. In a statement, the organization wrote that the decision was made after reviewing data regarding COVID-19 in Harris County, which has rapidly spread among the region’s unvaccinated population over the...
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-PAC Brings Gun Violence Prevention Advocates And Gun Owners Together To Enact Major Gun Violence Prevention Legislation SPRINGFIELD — Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) Illinois today made major strides toward reducing gun violence, capitalizing on a multi-year advocacy campaign to deliver a major piece of gun violence prevention legislation that Governor JB Pritzker signed into...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2021 CONTACT: Jake Strassberger, Press@GPACIllinois.com, 312 982 3744 G-PAC STATEMENT: Illinois House Passes BIO Bill SPRINGFIELD – Today, the Illinois House of Representatives passed the Block Illegal Ownership and Fix The FOID (BIO) Bill, a victory for gun safety advocates across Illinois. The legislation passed 60-50 picking up more momentum as...
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COLUMN: Summer Is Coming, Illegal Guns Are Spiking — Why Are Lawmakers Waiting? By Kathleen Sances – President, Gun Violence Prevention PAC Illinois – May 12th, 2011 We see it every summer in Chicago. The weather gets warm, we spend more time outdoors, and gun violence spikes. Even last summer, during a stay-at-home order. In...
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If you’re a bus driver, a teacher, a firefighter, a health care worker, a National Guardsman, a day care worker … or one of dozens of other front-line professionals, you submit a fingerprint to do your job. One fingerprint protects everyone, but especially our kids. Fingerprinting is the only background check that accurately verifies the...
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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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