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Naperville students host summit to address gun violence: 'Young people have always led the way'

Published on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Naperville students host summit to address gun violence: 'Young people have always led the way'

“We’re here because of Columbine, Parkland, Sandy Hook, the list goes on. You are doing something about it,” said U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Schaumburg. He said he has helped sponsor federal bills “calling for universal background checks, closing the gun show loophole, a three-day waiting period on handguns. These are going nowhere in Congress. I need your help now more than ever.” 

Krishnamoorthi was among more than a dozen politicians and activists rounded up by Wang to interact with teens at informational tables or speak about gun violence prevention at the five-hour free event held in Wentz Hall, which featured panel discussions, speeches, spoken word performances, complimentary lunch and an opening video from U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville.

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