EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, has been named to a Firearm Public Awareness Task Force charged with working with law enforcement, public health researchers, advocates and other experts to provide recommendations to combat gun violence.
“It’s important that we continuously work with experts on ideas to address gun violence in our state,” Greenwood said. “We have to be proactive in our efforts to stop the next tragedy from happening.”
Greenwood will serve on the bipartisan Firearm Public Awareness Task Force that aims to bring together advocates, law enforcement, educators, public health researchers, mental health experts, concerned residents and stakeholders to review the root cause of gun violence and make legislative recommendations targeted at reducing violence. The task force is part of a multifaceted approach to gun safety and will serve as a complement to ongoing legislative efforts, such as the Fix the FOID Act aimed at keeping guns out of the wrong hands.
“Too many families have had to suffer from violence that has impacted our community,” Greenwood said. “I remain committed to working with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to develop real solutions that can be implemented to curb senseless violence.”