United Power

DNSIB, Gun Safety, Do Not Stand Idly By, Metro IAF

How Mayor Lightfoot Can Use the Power of Chicago's Purse to Create Safer Guns

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Chicago Sun Times

As the Sun-Times asked last week in an editorial praising Walmart’s decision to further limit gun sales, “Who will be next?”

The leaders of United Power for Action and Justice hope it will be Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

We, along with our affiliated religious and civic organizations in the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation in three other counties in Illinois and across the country, urge Lightfoot to join a growing Gun Safety Consortium initiated by Metro IAF and three mayors in her home state of Ohio.

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mental health facility

Signs of Hope for Wrongfully Held People with Mental Illness

Monday, July 1, 2019
Daily Herald

Metro IAF's leaders Yvonne Smith of

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Illinois IAF, Community Organizing in Chicago, Governor Quinn, Gun Violence

United Power for Justice & Action Reports In From Chicago...

Sunday, October 26, 2014
United Power for Justice & Action
Sunday afternoon, October 26, 2014, hundreds of United Power leaders gathered with Governor Quinn. It was expertly led by co-chairs Betty Gutierrez of Southwest Organizing Project and DiAne Boese of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Oak Park. In 36 minutes, outdoors on a beautiful October afternoon the group got a lot accomplished. The assembly was a follow-up to our larger gathering with Governor Quinn in January 2014 to assess progress on the commitments he made on: housing – supportive housing for people with disabilities and Re-Claim Southwest Chicago and gun violence...
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