By

Kathleen
Women’s history month is a time to highlight that gun violence is a women’s issue and women are leading the violence prevention movement. Here are some sobering statistics that highlight why gun violence is a women’s issue: Every month, an average of 53 women are shot and killed by an intimate partner. Illinois’ gun violence...
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During Black history month, we are proud to honor our board member and gun violence prevention leader Dr. Brian Williams. Dr. Williams is a Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit at University of Chicago and, because of his work on the front lines saving lives in Illinois, won this year’s G-PAC Profile in Courage Award....
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Today, we joined Illinois public safety advocates, gun violence survivors, State Senator Ram Villivalam, and State Representative Kathleen Willis to honor the second anniversary of the Henry Pratt Company workplace shooting in Aurora. We memorialized those lost – Clayton Parks, Trevor Whener, Russ Beyer, Vicenete Juarez, and Josh Pinkard – and those injured in this...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Kathleen Sances  847-920-4722 Public Safety Advocates and Survivors Call for Action on the Second Anniversary of the Henry Pratt Company Mass Shooting Two years after the Aurora tragedy, it is time to close loopholes to ensure only people who are not a harm to themselves or others have access to...
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A Vaccine Against Gun Violence As we enter a new year, we must confront the fact that Chicago has seen the most violent January in four years as a result of illegal firearms that flow easily into communities throughout our state. Police have arrested about one person per day for having an illegal gun in...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Media Contact: Kathleen Sances  Kathleen@Gpacillinois.com  847-920-4722   Illinois Senate Failed to Act to Protect Public from Dangerous People With Guns  Unprecedented Number of Advocates and Survivors Vow to Pass Bill to Curb Record-breaking Gun Violence   SPRINGFIELD January 14, 2021 – Despite outnumbering the gun lobby opposition with tens of thousands of...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gunman armed with an illegal firearm took off on a shooting rampage through the city and suburbs in Illinois’ latest mass shooting. The Illinois Senate must take immediate action to block illegal gun ownership. CHICAGO, January 11, 2021 – Gun Violence Prevention PAC President and CEO, Kathleen Sances, issued the following statement...
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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES EDITORIAL: Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws Last year, Chicago police seized 11,280 illegal guns and made 7,236 gun arrests. Under current laws, it’s too easy for criminals to acquire new illegal guns to replace those police confiscated. The Illinois Legislature has a...
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Now that every vote has been counted, I am writing with some great news for Illinois: Because you donated to our campaign efforts, used our gun safety voter guide, volunteered on our phone banks and shared our social media, we elected 57 gun safety candidates in Springfield. More, the country elected a presidential ticket with...
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Chicago is experiencing its most violent September in more than 25 years with shootings up 51%. Now President Trump has nominated an NRA-supported judge with dangerous and extreme views on guns to the supreme court where she may strike down many of our gun safety laws that prevent guns from falling into dangerous hands and...
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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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