Action Now member Anthony Edwards

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What neighborhood do you live in?

South Shore

How long have you been a member of Action Now?

I joined Action Now in 2010

What made you get involved?

It was the late Hueron Wilks, a good brother and former organizer, that reached out to me because he'd heard I had concerns about the education system in Chicago. He invited me to attend a meeting on the South Side. He taught me that I didn't have to stand by while things were happening, and that I had the power to make changes and help people in my community.

What do you hope to accomplish with Action Now?

I am hopeful that I can do my part to help bring "a little bit of justice" to my community. What Action Now has done for me is shown me that I can open up and speak out on the things that matter to me, and that I can use my loud voice to advocate for people who might not know that they too can affect great change in our neighborhoods.

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Action Now board member Alvesta Sanders

 

                                                                                                                                 

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What neighborhood do you live in?

Englewood

How long have you been a member of Action Now?

Since 2008.

What made you get involved?

An organizer spoke with me about a community action and invited me to come out. I attended a neighborhood march and saw the immediate impact on bringing awareness to the neighborhood. What I saw that day affected me, and made me want to get involved and take action to change my community for the better.

What do you hope to accomplish with Action Now?

My community needs resources and investment to make things better for everyone. I want to help bring those resources so that our kids can thrive in a safe and stable environment, which will hopefully help put an end to the violence that has plagued our streets.

 

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