Community Renewal Society Blogs

We need to be "smart" rather than "tough" on crime to reduce violence. SB 1342 takes a counterproductive, piecemeal approach to gun violence.

Are you wondering how the Affordable Care Act will affect you, your faith institution and your community? The Campaign for Better Health Care's In-Person Counselors can help.

In late August 2013, Governor Quinn signed into law two key pieces of criminal justice legislation, which go into effect immediately.

Good news! Governor Quinn has signed most of our 2013 legislative priorities into law.

Over the past year, Community Renewal Society advocated for common-sense anti-trafficking gun measures. We are disappointed in the new concealed carry law enacted by the IL General Assembly because it lacks many safeguards.

Thanks to advocates like you, and in concert with our amazing Advocacy Network members, congregational organizers, and coalition partners, we have good news to report from this year’s session.

With less than two weeks left in the regular legislative session, we are in the final home stretch. PCG is pleased to share a couple of successes with you, as well as update you on pending legislation that you can take action on now.

With only three weeks left in the session, Wednesday, May 8, 2013 was a big day for our legislative priorities in the Illinois General Assembly Committees.

We call upon all Illinois legislators to ensure that any gun legislation that is called for vote in the General Assembly include the following anti-trafficking measures: universal background checks, titling handguns, and reporting lost or stolen firearms.

Illinois ought to be a leader of national legal reforms that consider prostituted people as victims of human trafficking in need of services rather than as criminal offenders.


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