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.
Surprise Development in CPD Court Oversight
Sep 20, 2017
With the support of the Mayor, the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against Chicago to ensure that the CDP implements recommended DOJ reforms...
Petition to Seal your Record Today!
Sep 20, 2017
The largest sealing expansion that Illinois has ever passed went into effect on August 24! Find out what criminal records are now eligible to be sealed ...
Victory! Groundbreaking Sealing Expansion Bill Signed into Law
Aug 24, 2017
“Finally, I can have an opportunity to provide for my family and show society I am rehabilitated,” said Karlos Lloyd, a FORCE leader...
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.
- #NationalVoterRegistrationDay is September 26, 2017 find answers to all your voting questions https://t.co/Ni4NOsvjUC — 5 days 3 hours ago
- We ask that you stand with us as we rally in solidarity with others fighting Trump's decision on #DACA.… https://t.co/rYwbj1TTy9 — 2 weeks 4 days ago
- .@ChicagoReporter "...the fate of DACA, non-DACA recipients and citizens has always been tied together."… https://t.co/3JtE93IT8r — 2 weeks 5 days ago
- Today the President Trump announced his plans to phase out DACA. Join us today at the Federal Plaza at 5:30 p.m.… https://t.co/eRVH9NQowT — 2 weeks 6 days ago
- Rev. Robbie @CRSchicago "We are taking a stand against the racism that is impacting our society." https://t.co/TMgyZVvE35 view 4:49 — 3 weeks 4 days ago