Visiting the Majority Leader

left to right: Elijah Catania, Grace Catania, Amy Catania, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie

left to right: Elijah Catania, Grace Catania, Amy Catania, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie

Elijah and Grace were looking forward to seeing someone “who used to work with Nana” in this fancy, new, exciting place. I remember when I was around nine or ten I participated with Leader Currie for a couple of years in an annual walk against handgun violence. As we walked along the lakefront we wore black armbands for Chicagoans who had been killed by handguns and I remember her explaining to me what they were. She had an early influence on my understanding of the importance of individual action in creating social change.

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