Kina Collins

Kina Collins calls out lawmakers for not banning assault weapons

CHICAGO (CBS) – A Chicagoan who ran in the Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional District also spoke at a rally in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday held by those affected by mass shootings in Highland Park and Uvalde, Texas. Before she was a political candidate, Kina Collins was an...
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Chicago Defender

One-on-One with Illinois 7th District Congressional Candidate, Kina Collins

Illinois 7th District Congressional Candidate, Kina Collins, is a lifelong activist and nationally recognized gun violence prevention and health care advocate with a proven record of policy making, coalition building, and working with communities to improve public health and safety. Collins is running against longtime Illinois congressman Danny Davis in the primary.

WKQX (Q101)/Chicago Hosts The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas & Congressional Candidate Kina Collins To Support Gun Violence Prevention

CUMULUS MEDIA's Alternative WKQX (Q101)/CHICAGO hosted THE STROKES’ JULIAN CASABLANCAS and Congressional Candidate KINA COLLINS for an in-studio interview last FRIDAY (6/17) in support of Gun Violence Prevention. Q101's BRIAN PHILLIPS chatted with CASABLANACAS and COLLINS just hours before THE STROKES played an intimate CHICAGO show in support of KINA COLLINS at THE METRO. It was the first time in 20 years that the band performed at the venue.

The Strokes played an intimate Chicago show benefiting Kina Collins for Congress (pics, setlist)

The Strokes played a very intimate Chicago show at the Metro on Friday (6/17) to show their support for Democratic candidate for Congress in IL-07 Kina Collins, which was rescheduled from May 30 due to a COVID case within the band. It was their first time playing the 1100-cap venue since they supported Is This It there in 2001. Here's an excerpt of Variety's review:

The Strokes Electrify Chicago, Apologize to ‘Republicans in the Crowd’ at Intimate Benefit Concert for Kina Collins

Click here to read the full article. The last time the Strokes played Chicago’s Metro was in 2001. The band’s debut album “Is This It” was just a few months old, but it had already launched Julian Casablancas and Co. to indie stardom. The now festival anthem and sports arena staple “Reptilia,” which would bring them to new heights, was two years away. Two decades later, the Strokes returned to the 1,100-cap Wrigleyville venue in support of local politician Kina Collins’ congressional run. Collins is a 31-year-old progressive activist whose platform includes fighting for unions, universal healthcare, body autonomy, gun control...

Review: The Strokes Energized Metro in Support of Kina Collins

It’s been a little over 20 years since The Strokes stopped by the Metro stage, right at the height of their Is This It release. That album is filled with songs that have been cemented in the modern rock canon. Over the years, The Strokes’ fanbase has only grown larger, which has made another Metro show a little harder to come by. But after a a chance meeting with Kina Collins, who is running for the 7th Congressional district seat, an intimate show with the Strokes came to life. This past Friday night, The Strokes filled up Metro for Kina Collins and reinforced their storied legacy.