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Your voice is vitally important.

Legislators at local, state, and national levels of government listen to their constituents, and they want—and need—to hear your perspective. Your passion for mercy and justice in daily life for all people brings an important dimension into the conversations about community issues and public policy. Put your faith into action!

 Support SB1657 Gun Dealer Licensing

The Gun Dealer Licensing Act (SB 1657) would give Illinois the ability to encourage better business practices among gun dealers and hold corrupt dealers accountable. This bill, supported by the Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition, will provide critical oversight to curb a major source of illegally trafficked firearms from entering communities in Illinois.

Take Action: Tell your Representative to Hold Corrupt Gun Dealers Accountable

Illinois has a Budget!

After 736 days, a bipartisan budget package passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. On July 6, 2017, members of the state legislators joined together to override the Governor’s vetoes and finally end our devastating state budget and revenue impasse.  

Thank YOU for your tireless advocacy efforts in calling for a full budget with adequate, new revenue! Elected officials responded to your voices for a full-year budget with enough new, permanent revenue to stop the cuts, repair the damage that has been done, and make smart investments in the future.

Take Action: It's not too late to thank your legislators for their support of the budget and revenue package. Find out how your representative and senator voted and call 1-855-334-6885 to be connected with your state legislators. Call script:

“As your constituent, I am calling to thank ____________ for doing the right thing and saving our state by voting for a full year budget with new permanent revenue. Your vote will help millions of Illinoisans and thousands of people in our district live better lives in the coming year! Thank you!”

 Reform Chicago's Police Contracts 

The City of Chicago’s contracts with the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) and the Illinois Policemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (PBPA) are currently under negotiation. The current contracts codify policies that enhance the code of silence in the police department. The contracts do not effectively hold police accountable, they make it hard to identify and investigate police misconduct, and they create loopholes for police to lie about misconduct. In order to reform these contracts we need our elected officials to prioritize our recommendations. Take a stand for police contracts that create a more just and accountable policing system in Chicago. 

Take Action: Contact your alderman and ask them to publicly support these 14 recommendations and to co-sponsor R2017-125.

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