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Call for Emergency Funds to Help Reduce Violence

Media Advisory …      
                                    From State Representative Litesa Wallace                        
For Immediate Release:                                     For More Information:
May 7, 2017                                                State Rep. Litesa Wallace      
                                                           (815) 987-7433                                           

State Lawmakers Propose Emergency Funding for Violence Reduction in Majority Minority Led Districts
    
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Black and Latino members of the House have introduced legislation that will provide emergency funding for violence reduction in all representative districts led by black and Latino members. Members will outline the proposal at a press conference to be held at 11:30am on Monday, May 8th at 1135 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104.  Rep. Litesa Wallace (D-67, and Rep. Linda Chapa La Via (D-83) will be in attendance. Also, Pastor Ronald Alexander of Hope Fellowship and Mary Ann Commare of Youth Services Network will also be present.

House Bill 4008, sponsored by Rep. Litesa E. Wallace (D-67) seeks to appropriate $58,000,000 to provide grants to be disbursed to community based organizations that are based entirely within 24 specific representative districts.

Wallace and her colleagues are calling for funding to programs that reduce violence.

For more information, please contact Wallace's constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or at litesa@staterepwallace.com.

Who:      State Reps. Litesa Wallace and Linda Chapa Lavia
          Mary Ellen Commare, Youth Services Network Executive Director
          Ronald Alexander, Hope Fellowship Church Senior Pastor
          Anthony Dixon, On Behalf of the Rockford Ministers Fellowship

What:     Press conference calling for funding to support anti-violence programs; specifically HB 4008  

When:     Monday,  May 8
                11:30 am

Where:   Hope Fellowship Church
         1135 E State St, Rockford, IL 61104
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