Policy, formerly Protestants for the Common Good, works with CRS congregational leaders and members, community coalitions, and elected officials in state and county legislative bodies to develop and pass legislation surrounding the common good, primarily in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform. We also equip people in local churches to examine their responsibilities as citizens through a theological lens with our trainings, blogs, monthly e-news, and social media.

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Legislative Priorities
Working with advocates like you, we develop and pass legislation in the areas of economic justice, criminal justice, and tax reform in concert with our amazing faith and FORCE leaders, congregational organizers, and coalitional partners.
Key Issues
The key issues of Community Renewal Society (CRS) that comprise our annual Platform for Renewal are drawn directly from listening to leaders of member congregations and community residents.

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Increase Funding for Violence Prevention. We are at a critical moment in the 2015 Cook County budgeting process for public input. The Preliminary Budg
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  • RT @torres_maria88: @CRSchicago @utuuc Rich Pokorny address @CookCountyBoard to increase Violence Prevention grant in 2015 budget http://t.… 10 hours 30 min ago
  • RT @torres_maria88: @CookCountyBoard @CRSchicago Rev Griffin "our budget must reflect our values" PeaceHubs not jails #RestorativeJustice h… 10 hours 30 min ago
  • Balancing the budget is more than just about number crunching. It is about equity and fairness and should promote the welfare of the people 10 hours 50 min ago
  • We should be able to find $1 million increase for community based violence prevention. It's the right thing to do http://t.co/1PRMTRbsOw 11 hours 5 min ago
  • We know that imprisonment is not the solution, why don't we invest in our communities @tonipreckwinkle 11 hours 15 min ago
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