Friday, May 25 - Pack the Room for CPAC / Join Everytown for Gun Safety Event
Actions You Can Take Today
Action 1: Pack the room for CPAC at a public safety meeting:
Action 2: Wear orange and join Everytown for Gun Safety for a Chicago event on Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m. in Hadiya Pendleton Park (4345 S Calumet Ave.)
Action 1: Pack the Room for CPAC on Saturday
In the coming weeks, a series of public hearings will be convened by the Safety Committee of the Chicago City Council to discuss various police accountability ordinances by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CPAC), Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability (GAPA) and Ald. Reboyras, Chair of the Public Safety Committee.
CPAC calls for community control over the police through a democratically elected body so that people will have the decisive voice in who polices their communities and how their communities are policed.
Even though CPAC has more than 50,000 individual supporters in every Chicago ward (with an average of 1,000 supporters in 25 Wards), the policy is not yet reality. Now is a crucial moment for allies to show up and stand up for CPAC in upcoming public hearings. We need as many people as possible to lend their voice to demand #CPACNOW.
Attend an upcoming hearing:
Action 2: Everytown for Gun Safety Event
Orange is the color that Hadiya Pendleton’s friends wore in her honor when she was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15—just one week after performing at President Obama’s 2nd inaugural parade in 2013. After her death, they asked us to stand up, speak out, and Wear Orange to raise awareness about gun violence.
Since then, orange has been the defining color of the gun violence prevention movement. It’s a movement that gains momentum when gun sense activists come together to fight for a future free from gun violence. Everytown for Gun Safety’s Wear Orange Weekend is an opportunity for us to show the country just how powerful we are.
Wear Orange Weekend starts on June 1st — National Gun Violence Awareness Day — where people all over the country will show their support for gun violence prevention online and on the ground in cities and states across the country. Events will take place through the weekend, including rallies, marches, BBQs, and more.
Join the Chicago event on Saturday, June 2, and help us get closer to realizing a future free of gun violence. We wore orange to be seen—now demand that we will be heard.
When: Saturday, June 2 at 10 a.m.
Where: Hadiya Pendleton Park (4345 S Calumet Ave.)
Action via Everytown