Congresswoman Robin Kelly Announces Collaborative ‘UP Initiative’ to Curb Gun Violence and Reinvest in Urban Areas

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--April 22, 2016.  Congresswoman Robin Kelly today announced “The UP Initiative,” a new collaborative effort between Members of Congress and community partners to reduce gun violence and increase economic opportunity.

The UP Initiative — short for “Urban Progress” — builds on the recommendation of the 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America, and brings together a broad, diverse coalition from Congress and civic leaders at every level of government to develop a comprehensive strategy of urban reinvestment in Chicago and across the country.

The Initiative seeks to increase access to employment, quality education and training, and improved community-police . . .

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