ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
  • Petitioned City of Chicago

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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

    1. Corey Hardiman
    2. Petition by

      Corey Hardiman

      atlanta, GA

Contact:
Corey Hardiman
Enough is Enough Rally Email: Corey.Hardiman1@gmail.com
Phone: 773.322.2067

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Chicago Native Morehouse Student says Enough is Enough Chicago!
“A Chicago native Morehouse student plans a response to violence in Chicago and lack of jobs for youth”

CHICAGO - While most 21-year-olds are enjoying their summer vacations, Corliss High School Alum and Morehouse College junior Corey Hardiman and Student Activist and Morehouse College junior Stephen A. Green are organizing a response to Chicago's increasing violence.
Hardiman said he was inspired to take action this summer after hearing a news report about the alarming rate of homicides in Chicago this summer.
“I developed a vision for a gathering of youth on the steps of city hall,” he said, “standing up against the violence and calling for its immediate end and increased jobs for young people.”
This vision is the foundation of the Enough is Enough Rally that will take place on August 13 at 9 a.m. at the City Hall. The purpose of the rally is to empower Chicago youth to speak out against violence, demand funding for community youth centers and increasing the amount of youth jobs.
Prior to the rally, Hardiman and Green are requesting an immediate
meeting with the Mayor and City officials to discuss the increasing violence, funding for community youth centers, and lack of youth jobs before July 30. If the meeting is not granted, the duo plan to lead students from across the city in an act of civil disobedience at the Mayor's office on July 31.
“There is a crisis in Chicago and we are serious about getting youth off the streets and into a job,” Green said.
Statistics report a 39 percent spike in Chicago's homicide rate. Further, Chicago has a 53% unemployment of black males according to the Chicago Urban League.
Hardiman and Green hope that those who come to the Enough is Enough Rally will be motivated to help end teen violence and become more civically engaged.
Hardiman said, “It is my desire that Enough is Enough is just the catalyst or the beginning of a movement to end teen violence in Chicago and around the Nation.”

 

 

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    • Charis Hanner LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe in this cause and have learned more about it through the eyes of Mr. Hardiman. The senseless violent acts in Chicago sadden me especially since so many young people have lost their lives. Our generation must take a stand for humanity no matter its relevance to ourselves. In the words of the great MLK, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

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    • Reginald Cosper Jr. CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      I have been effected by sensless murders and a victim of petty violence crimes and I want someone do something about this the government has the power the police are the power and if not the us.army/airforce/navy/nationalgaurd/marines/coastgaurd ect can help

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    • Alyce Shelton DELTONA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      Chicago is my home town of 34 years and I still have most of my family there. I am concerned for my family and other Chicagoans. The crime has just gotten out of control!

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    • Joselle Buan-Thorne MCHENRY, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      With you in spirit! Fight the GOOD fight! All the best!

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    • jacquelyn walker CHICAGO, IL
      • about 2 years ago

      It's is time to take Back what the devil stole .Our love for each other, Our Children Our American dream to be Free and love and have a long life. This is what all of our forparents die, work, gave their life for. It's not about black white red brown yellow or IS IT!

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