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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CRS provides opportunities to help people of faith get involved in important public policy issues. Join our state-wide Advocacy Network and put your faith into action.

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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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  • To decrease poverty and provide adequate care for residents, Illinois should raise its minimum wage to $10 an hour. http://t.co/01VGCgBt54 21 hours 54 min ago
  • Tell State's Attorney Alvarez to stop opposing the Reclaim Campaign's efforts to reduce violence in our communities http://t.co/3Z40k3UQ0b 22 hours 43 min ago
  • Tell Anita Alvarez to Stop Opposing Efforts to Reduce Violence http://t.co/mMMeQyG6zd 1 day 24 min ago

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