Today, community organizer, activist, and nationally recognized gun violence prevention advocate Kina Collins will announce her campaign for Congress in IL-7. The 30-year-old challenger will take on 24-year incumbent Rep. Danny Davis with a campaign focused on gun safety, healthcare, and racial justice. She has the backing of Justice Democrats, the group that successfully sent progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, and Jamaal Bowman to Congress, and most recently aided Marie Newman’s victory in the IL-3 primary.
Born and raised on Chicago’s west side in the Austin neighborhood, Kina Collins is the daughter of two union workers. In grade school, Kina witnessed a child murdered in front of her home. She knew both the shooter and the victim. That single tragic moment altered the trajectory of her life. Kina Collins became a gun violence prevention advocate, leading the largest gun violence prevention nonprofit in the state of Illinois. Her
Click to read the full article @Chicago Defender