Progress on Prevention of Gun Violence

A note from our tireless advocates for the Prevention of Gun Violence: Good news, Action Ridge! Encouraging news on gun violence prevention is coming out of D.C. Yesterday, the House released FY22 CJS Bill. This Bill includes $299 million for community-based violence intervention! Congratulations to all — we helped get this going! — Joan and Noreen

Illinois General Assembly Passes Gun Violence Policy ~ 6.17.21

Great news: today, June 17, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed policy to fight everyday gun violence and make Illinois safer for our children — and it’s thanks to your hard work. The phone calls, emails, texts, and personal contacts of our coalition of gun violence survivors, advocates, faith leaders, health care professionals and lawContinue reading “Illinois General Assembly Passes Gun Violence Policy ~ 6.17.21”

General Meeting ~ May 13, 2021

Panel on Law Enforcement in Park Ridge and Criminal Justice Reform in Illinois Join our panel as they discuss local police policies regarding teens, improving public safety through social justice, actions for racial equity and the Illinois SAFE-T ACT. Email for a Zoom link to join the meeting. Please submit questions in advance toContinue reading “General Meeting ~ May 13, 2021”

June 2018: Gun Violence Awareness Month

LUNCH + LEARN Sr. Donna Liette and Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation featured on Megyn Kelly TODAY.   LUNCH + LEARN w/ PRECIOUS BLOOD MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION Friday, June 22, 12pm Restorative Justice Cafe 1238 West 51st Street, Chicago Join us for lunch and conversation about the work of Sr. Donna Liette and Precious BloodContinue reading “June 2018: Gun Violence Awareness Month”

Meeting June 14 & Agenda

Dear Action Ridge Friends, I’m happy to announce that, on June 14th, 7:00, at the Community Church, we’ll be viewing the documentary “Under the Gun”. Here’s the trailer. I hope many of you will come and bring family and friends. This is such an important topic and one of the focuses of our Actions currently.Continue reading “Meeting June 14 & Agenda”

Action Needed: Gun Shop Registration Act

Since Action Ridge has chosen to focus on gun control at our next meeting, I thought it was important for me to send this along to all members.  The legislature voted “yes” on this bill and Governor Rauner then vetoed it.  Let’s overturn his veto!!  Requiring gun shops to be registered is one step inContinue reading “Action Needed: Gun Shop Registration Act”

3/24 March Message

FROM THE YOUNG PEOPLE: We apologize for confusion and communication issues in regards to the location and route for March for Our Lives Chicago. As student organizers, along with marching for our lives and the lives of our peers, we are also young people who face daily pressures of school, homework, extracurriculars, chores, and evenContinue reading “3/24 March Message”