'Cease Fire Week' to end violence kicks off in Chicago
June 9, 2007 (WLS) -- A group aimed at ending violence kicked off 'Cease Fire Week' Saturday. Cease Fire, a community organization, has worked since 2000 to end violence, especially shootings.
Cease Fire Week is a series of events to make communities more aware of the group and to get more people involved. The group hopes to steer young people away from violence and into positive activities.
"We're out here saying, 'Look, let our youth live. Let our young men go to school in peace. Let our young children rise up so they can be grown like you and I. Stop the killings. Stop the shootings. We need peace in Englewood right now,'" said Rev. Autry Phillips.
Sunday, Congressman Bobby Rush will introduce 'Blair's Bill,' which is aimed at creating a uniform system for purchasing certain firearms. The bill is named after Blair Holt, the Chicago teen who was shot to death last month on board a CTA bus.
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