COAL Call to Action – It Takes All of Us to Stop the Violence
COAL’s Board of Directors and its membership call on all of Chicago to stop the killings. It is time for all of us to stand up and say something, do something, and urge all of those around us to become active in an anti-violence effort. COAL urges all elected officials, religious leaders and community leaders to join in an organized city-wide and county-wide effort to stop the violence and murderous behavior in our communities. Illegal gun sales and trafficking is unacceptable and must be stopped. The use of guns to resolve conflict, manage gang relations or community arguments must stop. The leaders in our community must step forward along with parents and friends and speak out and act out to stop the violence.– NOW.