Our Policy Department works with our congregational leaders and Issue Team members, community coalitions, and elected officials in state and county legislative bodies to develop and pass legislation that advances justice, primarily in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform. The Policy Department also provides training and current political context for our member congregations as they carry out their responsibilities as citizens and persons of faith.
Illinois has a Budget!
Jul 6, 2017
After 736 days, a bipartisan budget package passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly. Thank YOU for your tireless advocacy efforts!
Demand a Full Budget with New Revenue
Jun 26, 2017
Illinois is in its last week of the fiscal year and legislators are currently meeting in Springfield for a special session.
Bring Justice to Springfield!
Apr 28, 2017
Join us for the Day of Faith at the Capitol on May 9 when we will celebrate and acknowledge the great work of FORCE.
Become an Advocate
Working with advocates like you, we develop and pass legislation in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform in concert with our amazing faith and FORCE leaders, congregational organizers, and coalitional partners.
The key issues of Community Renewal Society (CRS) that comprise our annual Platform for Renewal are drawn directly from listening to leaders of member congregations and community residents.
- Please welcome Charles to the CRS team as the West Side Congregational Organizer. Read more or contact him now>… https://t.co/2kqKl5INko — 4 hours 27 min ago
- Karlos went to Springfield EIGHT TIMES this session to advocate for HB 2373. Hear how this bill helps him below https://t.co/GzUqA6BkVr — 10 hours 41 min ago
- Please welcome, Rishona Taylor as the new South Side Congregational Organizer. For more info on Rishona>… https://t.co/ePsBDN6sDo — 4 days 9 hours ago
- RT @NIheartland: Can’t wait to hear Marlon Chamberlain of @CRSchicago & other experts for our webinar “Putting People at the Center”… https://t.co/xr5wpQATLh — 5 days 6 hours ago
- RT @NIheartland: Join @heartlandhelps @CRSchicago @JustLeadersUSA & @NelpNews as we talk lived experience in policy & systems change… https://t.co/x048eBa3RV — 6 days 2 hours ago