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  • Advocacy & Human Rights
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1751 HOWARD ST UNIT 138CHICAGO, IL 60626 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

One Aim educates, advocates, and organizes to end gun violence in Illinois. This mission is achieved by: Educating the public about the facts regarding firearm violence and misuse; Producing and publishing educational materials to inform the public about the problem of firearm violence; Serving as a clearinghouse for information on the issue of firearm violence; Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the fairness, enforceability, and effectiveness of regulations and criminal sanctions related to firearms; Working with special interest groups including health care professionals, law officials, and community groups to bring special perspectives to the issue; Advocating for legislative goals which would reduce the easy access to firearms; and Establishing a strong statewide organization with the numerical strength to translate public opinion into effective public policy.


Illinois is among the few states leading the nation in passing common-sense gun safety laws. This is thanks in part to the education, advocacy, and organizing efforts by One Aim Illinois , a consolidation of the Gun Violence Prevention Education Center (GPEC) and the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence (ICHV). One Aim is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that leads the state’s largest grassroots coalition , working to end gun violence in Illinois by translating public opinion into effective public policy.

In pursuit of the organizational mission to reduce gun violence in communities across Illinois, One Aim pursues a strategy of broad engagement to build support for the goal of reducing violence. One Aim engages a range of audiences-the public, policymakers, community based organizations, community members, survivors, and young people-through the organization’s core activities, which include Education and Research, Coalition Building, and Policy Creation and Implementation.


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