CRGE Releases Illinois Racial Justice Policy Guide

This week the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE) released the Illinois Racial Justice Policy Guide, an informational resource for constituents, activists and elected officials interested in advancing legislation that benefits Black community members across the state.


This week the Center for Racial and Gender Equity (CRGE) released the Illinois Racial Justice Policy Guide, an informational resource for constituents, activists and elected officials interested in advancing legislation that benefits Black community members across the state.


For this report, CRGE identified critical state policies that impact Black Illinoisans, including acts that have been signed into law, as well as pending bills introduced during the 100th Illinois General Assembly. The guide examines legislation in six primary issue areas: criminal justice, re-entry, police accountability, labor, community and family services, and voting rights. For each featured policy, the manual offers a concise summary, racial justice impact analysis and legislative recommendation.


CRGE works to advance a vision of universal safety, equity and liberation for Black communities. We recognize that the institutionalized violence, extraction and oppression experienced by Black Illinoisans in the present day precipitates from an abiding legacy of racially discriminatory laws. In order to promote our mission of racial and gender equity, CRGE is committed to abolishing policies that perpetuate the abusive tyranny of white supremacy and advancing a legislative agenda that will secure peace, opportunity and justice for Black communities across the state.


We hope this guide will be a useful tool for individuals and organizations committed to promoting racial justice in Illinois. Please feel free to e-mail us with any thoughts or questions concerning the Illinois Racial Justice Policy Guide.



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