Last night, we drove downtown to provide rides to young people who were trapped, due to Mayor Lightfoot’s sudden declaration of a curfew, and lock down of the loop. As we drove down Roosevelt to get to the South Loop to get to the safe space where youth had gathered for safety and safe transport, […]
By bringing together organizations across movements, especially labor and community, we
have built a broad and deep base necessary for fighting the corporate interests working against all of our constituencies.
We are seeking an experienced and talented community or labor organizer. The campaign director will support and develop Chicago organizing staff and potential interns, help craft overall strategy, as well as lead a planning process with our member and allied organizations that explores the adoption of a climate justice lens and strategy to our economic […]
CHICAGO – Grassroots Collaborative is a labor community coalition that has been working to reform the TIF program for over a decade. Yesterday, Grassroots Collaborative, along with our co-plaintiff Illinois Raise Your Hand for Public Education, appealed the trial court decision in our lawsuit against the City of Chicago over the creation of the TIF […]
Grassroots Collaborative Response to Mayor Lightfoot’s Budget Address Chicago, IL – The following is a statement from Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative on Mayor Lightfoot’s budget address. “We hoped that Mayor Lightfoot would choose to work with parents, teachers, and community leaders to end the Tale of Two Cities that has plagued Chicago […]