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.
Day of Faith at the Capitol
Jun 7, 2018
Brett O’Brien talks about the Day of Faith at the Capitol, Community Renewal Society’s annual lobby day that brings hundreds of people of faith from across Chicagoland together to advocate for policies that advance our Platform for Renewal.
Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act
May 17, 2018
Our work to stop illegal guns from entering our communities continues in a new effort, SB 337 SA 3, the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act.
Act Now to Support the F.A.T.E. Bill
May 17, 2018
Take action now and ask your representative to support the F.A.T.E. (Fair Access to Employment) bill for people with criminal records. It will be called for a vote soon!
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.
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