Rally calls for continued Ceasefire funding

May 21, 2009 5:05:40 PM PDT
The group Ceasefire is calling on state officials to keep funding its efforts to battle gun violence despite the recession. A crowd of Ceasefire supporters rallied outside the Thompson Center Thursday.

"We're here today because we're tired of being tired of losing our loved ones," said one speaker.

They were asking Illinois lawmakers to keep Ceasefire in this year's budget and to provide consistent funding in the future.

Ceasefire works to prevent violence in several Chicago communities. The group says cutting its funding would result in a much higher cost to the state because more people would suffer from violence.


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