Gun Violence Prevention Team – GVP




Cathy Risberg and Natalie Warren

How to join:

If you are interested in joining us and honoring all victims of gun violence through your individual actions, then come to our monthly Gun Violence Prevention Issues Group Planning Meeting at the Northwest Suburban Democrast Office at 1310 W. Northwest Highway,  Arlington Heights, IL. We hold a short (30 – 45 minutes) Planning Meeting on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Checkout the NWSOFA calendar for more details.

Mission Statement:

Because of Newtown, the NWSOFA GVP Issues Group has committed itself to become a bold advocate of change and action. We are determined to change the conversation surrounding gun violence in America, change the hearts of people we encounter through a spirit of volunteerism and kindness – and take action to change the laws to create safer communities for every family in America.

The GVP Issues Group educates by having periodic informational meetings, collaborates with coalition non-partisan groups, such as local churches and Moms Demand Action and takes action by recruiting legislators to build support for legislation to strengthen background checks and by raising community awareness through hosting Day of Action events, such as vigils, using social media, writing letters to the editor and handing out fliers.

Current Actions:

Please see our website calendar and our photo page for the current and recent actions and events.

Current Resources:

Gun Violence Prevention Resources