Any child killed from gun violence impacts every parent. Last year in Illinois over 4300 people were shot, many of them children. We demand a statewid...

Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition


Protecting our children, families and communities from gun violence

The Illinois Gun Violence Prevention Coalition (ILGVP) advocates for common sense, evidence-based gun violence prevention measures that will save lives in Illinois.

The Coalition achieves this mission through building grassroots outreach, supporting legislative policies to reduce easy access to firearms, and working in partnership with key stakeholders, including faith and community groups, families and survivors of gun violence, law enforcement, and elected officials to end the gun violence crisis in Illinois.

Call Your Legislator

We make it easy to find and call your legislators. Direct contact from voters is one the best way to drive our lawmakers to take action!


Email Your Legislator

It’s quick and easy to message to your legislators. Emails from you let our lawmakers know Illinoisans are serious about common sense gun violence prevention measures.


File a Witness Slip

Witness slips are an important but often overlooked part of the legislative process. Learn more about how you can make an impact with witness slips.




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  • Five Years After Sandy Hook, Push to Bring Guns Into Ohio Schools Gains Strength December 14, 2017
    One of the guns inside Sidney Middle School, the only one visible to the 1,000 students who stream through the glass-paneled doors each day, is kept holstered on Rick Cron’s belt. The others are kept out of sight. Cron is the security officer at the western Ohio school. He was hired in 2013 after a […]
  • The World Sent 65,000 Teddy Bears to Newtown. His Job Was to Keep the Gifts from Overwhelming the Town. December 13, 2017
    One week after the massacre, Chris Kelsey got a strange call from a Connecticut state trooper. Kelsey was the town of Newtown’s tax assessor, a big guy with a black goatee and a buzz cut who looks more like a retired linebacker than an accountant. In the wake of the shooting he had volunteered to […]
  • A Grieving Sandy Hook Father’s Five-Year Battle Against Mass-Shooting Hoaxers December 12, 2017
    A year and a half after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Lenny Pozner called to set up a meeting with Wolfgang Halbig. A 68-year-old security consultant, Halbig was the de facto leader of a community of conspiracy theorists, known as hoaxers, who claimed that the shooting had been staged […]
  • The Trace Is Hiring an Engagement Fellow December 05, 2017
    The Trace, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to in-depth coverage of guns in America, is looking for a skilled and entrepreneurial editorial fellow with interest and experience in social media engagement, audience building, and news writing. This paid, full-time fellowship begins in January or February and runs six months. The fellow will work out of […]