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Friend, Illinois is in crisis, as each day we are met with tragic news of another shooting. Last night a mass shooting took place, where at least 15 were shot outside a funeral in Chicago’s Auburn Gresham neighborhood. This shooting comes after a weekend of  violence when 71 people were shot in Chicago, and 10...
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For Press Inquiries Contact: Kathleen Sances 847-920-GPAC (4722) Kathleen@gpacillinois.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Gun Violence Prevention PAC Comments on President Trump Sending Federal Agents to Chicago  As President Trump announces plans to deploy federal agents to Chicago, Gun Violence Prevention PAC (G-PAC) President and CEO as well as leading Gun Violence Prevention activists are pushing back....
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Communities across Illinois are in crisis. This past weekend at least 106 people were shot in Chicago, 13 of them fatally. The victims included a three-year-old child and a 13-year-old girl, Amaria Jones, who was shot as she danced a Tik Tok dance for her mother in her home. This tragedy marks the most people...
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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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