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Chicago Tribune | 6.8.22
“What we’re dealing with in the district is everyday gun violence. The root cause of that is poverty. Until we start striking at the root cause of that and investing in prevention, we’re going to continue to see this everyday gun violence.”
Chicago Sun Times | 6.7.22
“I think that change happens at the intersection of public policy and activism. I want to tell that story of the everyday working-class people in the Illinois 7th, but I also want to make sure that I’m informing policy and shifting the way that we write policy to include those voices.”
Huffpost | 4.18.22
“Let me say this to U.S. Attorney John Lausch, because he clearly doesn’t understand: Sixteen bullets into Laquan’s body is a clear cut violation of his civil rights,” Kina Collins, a congressional candidate and one of the Laquan Nine, said in a statement to HuffPost. “A white officer shooting sixteen bullets into the body of a seventeen-year-old Black child — and then reloading his gun with more — warrants federal charges. End of discussion.”
Windy City Times | 4.16.22
“I will fight to get the Equality Act signed into law. I think we need to abolish the filibuster in order to get that done.
We also need to talk about healthcare. If I’m going to be a healthcare advocate, that care needs to be culturally competent and include the LGBTQ+ community so they can get access to prescription drugs and resources for transitioning.”
The Hill | 4.12.22
“Kina has always stood with the people,” said Varshini Prakash, Sunrise’s executive director. “IL-07 deserves a tried and true organizer to represent them in Congress, someone who knows what it’s like to come from a working class family, and who’s faced the same struggles that they have.”
Axios | 3.13.22
“We have to challenge that” electability narrative, said Kina Collins, who’s running to replace Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.). “Democrats say Democrats love Black women — until it’s time to elect us.”
Blavity | 3.10.22
Let me be clear, in case anyone is still confused: We’re not asking for any more #BLM tweets. And we’re definitely not asking our leaders to wear Kente cloth. What we want — what we need — is for our lives to be treated as sacred, and that’s going to take systemic change.
The Hill | 1.25.22
Progressives are preparing to try to clear out Democrats they say are hampering their ability to remodel the country while their party still controls Congress.
Chicago Defender | 1.17.22
Candidate for Congress Kina Collins Says on this MLK Day it’s time to let young people lead. Kina Collins is an American community organizer and activist, whose work has focused on issues of gun violence, criminal justice reform, and universal healthcare. Collins is a candidate in the 2022 U.S. House election for Illinois’ 7th congressional district.
USA Today | 10.20.21
Emanuel suppressed police video in shooting death of Black Chicagoan Laquan McDonald. Biden, Congress risk alienating voters who put them in office with confirmation on anniversary of teen’s killing.
The Hill | 10.20.21
In a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, more than 20 activists led by Illinois congressional candidate Kina Collins (D) expressed their “deep concern” about Emanuel’s nomination, mainly over his handling of McDonald’s death.
ABC News | 10.19.21
This week, Kina Collins, a Democrat running for Congress in Emanuel’s home state of Illinois, has been leading advocacy against him.
The Grio | 09.28.21
Kina Collins, who is currently gunning for Rep. Davis’ congressional seat, disagrees with his stance. In an official statement, she denounced Davis’ second chance theory for Kelly.
Madame Noire | 09.29.21
Some social media watchdogs and politicians slammed the Illinois representative for seemingly siding with Kelly’s egregious behavior, including activist Kina Collins who’s running against Davis for a seat in Congress.
Politco | 08.02.21
What messaging are we sending as a party?” said Kina Collins, a Black activist challenging a CBC member in Chicago. “I think that messaging is: You are not welcome. And if you are not who we are anointing for this position, then we will basically raise resources against you to silence you.”
New York Times | 07.20.21
“It speaks volumes to where they want us to be going as a party,” said Kina Collins, who is challenging Mr. Davis. “The message is, ‘You’re not welcome, and if you try to come in, we’re going to pony up the resources to silence you.’”
The Washington Post | 07.14.21
“I think it is completely backward and I think it is hypocritical of Representative Jeffries and, quite frankly, Representative Davis who have both challenged incumbents before,” said Kina Collins, 30, the liberal activist who is challenging Davis. “He bullied Cori Bush and he bullied Morgan Harper who ran in Ohio, and now he is trying to bully me and Rana.”
The Hill | 06.01.21
A Justice Democrats-backed activist is launching a challenge to longtime Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) in his Chicago-area congressional district.
Chicago Tribune | 06.01.21
Saying it’s time for the next generation to pick up the torch, anti-violence activist Kina Collins, 30, announced today her plans to enter the Democratic primary in hopes of ousting U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, 79.
Wednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest | 06.01.21
Austin native and gun control advocate Kina Collins is making a second bid for U.S. Congress, vying to represent the Illinois 7th Congressional District and unseat the longstanding incumbent Rep. Danny K. Davis.
CNN | 06.01.21
Gun violence prevention activist Kina Collins announced Tuesday that she is launching a new Democratic primary challenge to Rep. Danny Davis in Illinois’ 7th Congressional District.
ABC 7 Chicago | 05.28.21
The 2022 primary election in Illinois could be pushed from March to June as lawmakers discussed new legislative and congressional maps in Springfield Thursday.
Chicago Defender | 01.01.21
Today, community organizer, activist, and nationally recognized gun violence prevention advocate Kina Collins announced 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.
Huffpost | 01.01.21
“The residents in our district deserve a fighter,” the second-time Chicago candidate said. Progressive activist Kina Collins announced Tuesday that she is challenging Rep. Danny Davis in the 2022 Democratic primary for Illinois’ 7th Congressional District.