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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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Chicago, Illinois  – A coalition of organizations supporting stronger gun safety laws recently sent a letter to Speaker of the House Emmanuel “Chris” Welch urging the passage of HB 562 through the House after the Senate passed the legislation. The letter of support was sent as more Illinoisans were killed by gun violence, including a...
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54 Shot, 12 Dead, Including 15-Year-Old Dajon Gater In Lead Up To Historically Deadly Memorial Day Weekend. SPRINGFIELD — After the deadliest weekend in Chicago so far this year — 54 shot and 12 dead, including 15-year-old Dajon Gater — Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) Illinois issued the following statement: “Following the deadliest weekend of the year so...
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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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SPRINGFIELD – Today Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) Illinois is launching the “Our One Job” campaign, a digital advertising and grassroots advocacy effort to pass the Block Illegal Ownership and Fix the FOID Bill (BIO Bill) and curb the flow of illegal guns that cause too many preventable gun violence tragedies. The ads highlight the importance of...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:  Kathleen Sances  847-920-4722. For now is the time for Legislators to show more than thoughts and prayers to keep Illinois children, families, and communities safe from deadly gun violence As Illinois begins to reopen, we are returning to tragic headlines about senseless acts of violence with guns. Eight people were...
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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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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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