The string of gun violence that began over the Fourth of July weekend is not letting up.
Community activists on the far South Side, including the Reverend Jesse Jackson say Chicagoans deserve better.
The extraordinary number of murders and people wounded that residents are calling for a new approach in dealing with the violence.
Jackson points out that in communities where violence has been occurring, 50 schools have been closed, businesses are leaving, and public housing has been dismantled.
He also says drugs and guns are easily accessible and unemployment is at 35% in some areas on the West and South sides of the city.
Jackson says if the federal government can find $4 billion to deal with the problem of illegal immigration, then $2 billion should be allocated for Chicago.
Operation Push will announce the beginning of mass demonstrations this weekend to call attention to the problems on the South and West sides of Chicago.