At noon on Friday, July 31st, Reverend Anthony Williams began a hunger strike to force the state of Illinois to recognize violence as a public health threat.
HR0433, a resolution on this issue passed last summer, yet no funds can be allocated without passage as a law or without an executive order.
Pastor Williams, who lost his son to violence, is now putting his own life on the line and calling on the legislature to turn his resolution into law or asking Governor Pritzker to sign an executive order declaring violence as a public health threat. Greens are asked to call your representatives and the Governor’s office in support of Pastor Williams. Pastor Williams would also like Greens to show up in support at the corner of 79th and Carpenter.