Please join youth from the Chicago Waldorf School, Sullivan High School and the Chicago Math and Science Academy as they gather against gun violence this Friday, April 20th, 2:00 p.m., on Glenwood just south of Morse.
The gathering is part of a National Day of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Schools, a nationwide effort to memorialize the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, and to remember people lost to gun violence locally.
Inspired by the courageous young people in Parkland, Florida, and organized locally by Waldorf teacher, John Trevillion, who lost his wife to gun violence last October, this event is open to the entire community to support our youth speaking out against gun violence. Youth from the three schools will share their experiences with gun violence and the actions they see as necessary to create a safer future.
Let us come together as a community to demand our state and national leaders take real action to end gun violence. Join our young people in demanding action NOW.
Though it is vitally important to stand in support our young people this Friday, you also can take real action to enact meaningful gun safety legislation here in Illinois.
The bill passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly, but in a brazen act of political cowardice, Governor Bruce Rauner caved into pressure from the NRA and vetoed the bill. We will be calling voters across Illinois, asking them to contact their state representatives and senators to demand that they vote to overturn the Governor’s veto.
The phone bank will take place this Thursday, April 19th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the 49th Ward Democratic Party Headquarters, 1774 W. Greenleaf (at Ravenswood). Join us at any point that evening to have your voice heard.
While the never-ending news of violence in the streets of Chicago and mass shootings across the country seems overwhelming, we can come together as a community to take meaningful action to make Rogers Park, Chicago and Illinois safer for all of us.