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We’ve seen the power of Illinois’s government in coming together swiftly to assemble resources and pass legislation to keep residents safe from a pandemic. Why is our epidemic of gun violence any different? Chicago’s Black communities have been ripped apart for decades by gun violence – with little action from our state legislature. The current...
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In a press conference today, Governor Pritzker issued an order that will require residents to “stay at home,” and only leave their homes for essential services like groceries and pharmacies. Remarkably, in Illinois gun stores are considered an essential service and will remain open. As most Illinois residents stock their pantries, others are stocking up...
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Illinois, you stepped it up in the primary election. To all of the voters who showed up to the polls in the midst of a national health crisis to nominate candidates who will keep illegal guns off of our streets – I applaud you. Together, you cast your votes and nominated each and every one...
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The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Political Action Committee (G-PAC) and Giffords, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, have jointly endorsed 18 Democratic candidates for the March 17, 2020 Illinois primary election for their leadership in supporting and advancing legislation to keep Illinois families and communities safe from gun violence.
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The Illinois Gun Lobby (ISRA) is marching to the Capitol this morning to ask our lawmakers to vote “NO” on SB 1966, the Fix the FOID Act. SB 1966 will Block Illegal Ownership (BIO) by making sure background checks are conducted for all gun purchases, that’s why we are calling it the BIO Bill! Check...
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Please join G-PAC’s Board Members, Founders Circle Members, and Event Co-Chairs, Judy Gold, Leslie Bluhm, and Rhonda K. Brown, for our annual Profile in Courage Award Ceremony on Tuesday, October 29 in Viceroy Chicago's Cedar Ballroom. We will be honoring Mayor Lori Lightfoot for her work in ending the gun violence epidemic affecting Chicago and...
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It has been 6 months since the workplace massacre in Aurora, Illinois and mass shootings and everyday urban gun violence continue to destroy our communities while we wait for our elected officials to do something. There is a solution. Senate Bill 1966, the FIX THE FOID Act, which passed out of the House of Representatives in May, would ensure...
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STATEMENT: ILLINOIS GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION ADVOCATES CALL ON SENATE AND GOVERNOR TO ACT NOW BEFORE MORE LIVES ARE LOST Arlington Heights, IL – Aurora, Illinois to Dayton, Ohio and how many in between? It has been 7 months since the workplace massacre in Aurora, and mass shootings and everyday urban gun violence continue to destroy...
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