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!
Tell Governor Rauner to Sign HB 5341 - The F.A.T.E. (Fair Access to Employment) Bill
People with criminal records should not have their past held against them in consideration for employment. Too often formerly incarcerated individuals are barred from employment for past mistakes.
HB 5341, the F.A.T.E. (Fair Access to Employment) Bill, removes the barrier of outstanding legal financial obligations like fines, fees, and costs from consideration when a person petitions to seal their record. HB 5341 does not excuse anyone from paying their debts. Instead, it will give individuals the opportunity to seal their record and, therefore, obtain a good job to pay their outstanding financial obligations.
Take Action Now: HB 5341 passed the Illinois General Assembly, and is now on the Governor's desk; tell the Governor to sign this important bill into law! Edit and send an email.
Tell Governor Rauner to Sign the Combating Illegal Gun Trafficking Act
Reform Chicago's Police Contracts
Chicago’s police union contracts do not effectively hold police officers accountable. The FOP and PBPA contracts make it hard to investigate misconduct and allow officers to lie about misconduct. CRS along with the Coalition for Police Contracts Reform (CPCA) is advocating for 14 reforms that would improve Chicago’s police union contracts and hold officers accountable.
Take Action (coming soon): Contact your alderman and ask them to publicly support these 14 recommendations.