A bipartisan group of senators recently introduced legislation designed to strengthen the federal background check system for gun sales. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, (NICS), depends on state and federal officials to report mental health and criminal conviction records that would bar individuals from purchasing firearms. The bill contains multiple provisions designed to ensure that records are reported. The bill is currently under review in the Senate. Continue to monitor the progress of this bill and call to show your support.
Join Moms Demand Action and Indivisible Chicago for a free movie screening on 11/30 at 6pm.
"On 11/23/12, four teenagers pulled into a gas station. 3 & 1/2 minutes later, 10 shots rang out.
This award-winning documentary about the murder trial of Jordan Davis reconstructs the night of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager and reveals how racial prejudice can result in tragedy. His death was one of the many sparks for the start of Black Lives Matter, and his mother, Lucy McBath, is one of the Mothers of the Movement." There will be a short panel discussion and Q&A following the film.
The movie will be played at the Behavioral Sciences Building (Room 140) located at 1007 W. Harrison on the corner of Harrison and S. Morgan. There is a pay parking lot just west of the building.
A little over half of Puerto Rico is still without power. Solar for Puerto Rico is installing battery based small solar electric systems for remote towns and villages. These systems will provide Puerto Ricans nighttime lighting and cell phone charging capabilities while infrastructure is being rebuilt. Consider making a donation: https://www.solarforpuertorico.org/