For immediate Release: Social Justice Activist (Organizers) meet outside of State Representative’s office to urge passage of Historical Laquan McDonald Act.

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For immediate Release: Social Justice Activist (Organizers) meet outside of State Representative’s office to urge passage of Historical Laquan McDonald Act.

 

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Today May 1, 2017 –at 4:00 pm at 

Office of Barabra Flynn Curry: 1303 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615

A group of civil rights organizers are meeting today to rally further for The proposed legislation was inspired by the fallout of the release of the McDonald shooting video.

William Calloway, who was instrumental in getting the Laquan McDonald tape released, speaks to introduce the LaQuan McDonald Act to recall elected officials who cover up crimes on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. | Brian Jackson/For the SunTimes

Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke could be seen on dashcam video shooting the 17-year-old boy 16 times in the 4100 block of South Pulaski on Oct. 20, 2014.

Among the speakers at this evening’s rally will be Activist William Calloway (pictured right) William Calloway, who was instrumental in getting the Laquan McDonald tape released. Gregg L.Greer of Freedom First International, a Chicago-based organizer who has worked Nationally leading advocacy for the Tamir Rice case 12-year-old shot by Police in Cleveland, OH, has worked with the family of Alton Sterling shot and killed by Police in Baton Rouge, LA, well known activist-Tio Hardiman, President of Violence Interrupters amongst others.

This group of organizers have been on the ground in Chicago since November 2015, after an order from a Cook County judge, the city released the video, sparking weeks of protest and calls for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, and then-Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to resign.

This gathering is important due to attention the Laquan McDonald Bill is beginning to gain, support. The group hopes to reach state Representative, Barbara Flynn Currie who proudly represents the 25th District in the Illinois House of Representatives.  Curries Said, “I will do my best to respond to the needs of the District and of the vulnerable people across the state. 

Thus far the bill is gaining the support of multiple Political pundits including State Reps Robert Rita (D- 28th District), and State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake). If passed the bill will be rare and historical. 

                                                                                       

 

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Recent initiatives to address

Recent- Change national perceptions of people of color and others about the serious and real need for Chicago Police Reform.

Key

WHAT:  Press Conference and Community Action requesting Passage of House Bill 4041 which is now the Laquan McDonald Bill

WHERE:  Office of Barbara Flynn Curry: 1303 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615


WHO:
 Freedom First International_Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Chirstionnaires, Tree of Life Justice League of Illinois.

WHY: Two years ago Laquan McDonald lost his life tragically and unnecessarily. His death was a wake-up call for our city on an issue that has challenged the city for decades, and the bill will bring a renewed commitment to a much-needed public mindset about policing and community relations.

PHOTO/STORY OPP:  Civil Rights Organizers and Community Folks who want change nationally 

AREA of INTEREST: Public Safety/ National Policy Reform against_unfair Police Policy in Chicago, IL and nationally.

National (local) News and other media surrounding the incident:

Are media advisers willing to give one on one interviews: Yes

Contact (s):     

Lead Activist-Media Adviser

Gregg L. Greer, 404 992-8954 gregggreer72@gmail.com

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