Reps. Davis, Rush plan summit on urban violence

“Reps. Davis, Rush plan summit on urban violenceby Katherine Skiba

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WASHINGTON – Three Illinois lawmakers joined other members of the Congressional Black Caucus today in announcing a summit on urban violence July 25-26 at Chicago State University.

Rep. Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democrat, spoke at a morning news conference in the Capitol Visitors Center, unveiling plans for the national summit, which is expected to draw participants from across the country.

The event, open to the public, will begin the evening of July 25 and take up the entire day on July 26, Rush said. It will be held at the 6,000-seat Jones Convocation Center, 9501 S. King Dr.

Also attending the press conference were fellow Illinois Democratic Reps. Danny Davis, from Chicago, and Robin Kelly, from Matteson, as well as a handful of African-American Democratic House members from other states.