Amisha Transitions to New Fight

After 15 Years of Strong Leadership Amisha is Transitioning Out as Executive Director From Amisha:   I have difficult news to share. As some of you know, five years ago I was diagnosed with endometrial cancer and went through intensive treatment. Unfortunately, the cancer I thought I conquered five years ago has returned -  I received a metastatic cancer diagnosis a few weeks ago. Like many of you who have been through a Read more

Take Action Now to Defend the Pretrial Fairness Act from Rollbacks!

Digital Call to Action from SOUL, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation in coalition with the Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice Last year, communities across Illinois got our state legislators to pass the Pretrial Fairness Act, which will end money bond and transform the pretrial system in 2023. Parts of it have already expanded rights for people on electronic monitoring as of January 2022. But right now, legislators are Read more

JOB POSTING: Statewide Director

The Statewide Director will support Grassroots Collaborative’s Peoria organizing work by supervising organizing staff, helping to develop campaign strategy, and creating pathways to integrate the local work in Central Illinois to campaigns across the state. They will anchor GC’s statewide campaign work, identifying opportunities for the organization to forward progressive policy work in Springfield, and cultivating potential expansion in a new Read more

2022 Virtual People’s Gala

GET TICKETS OR RSVP SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Grassroots Collaborative is excited to announce its 2022 Virtual People's Gala event to be held on Thursday, May 12 at 5pm. This year we are thrilled to be honoring our Fearless Leader, Amisha Patel, in her final year as Executive Director, and three Bold Campaigns that showed the power of grassroots organizing to win big for our people. BOLD CAMPAIGN AWARD Recognizing the bold Read more

2022 Virtual People’s Gala Sponsorships

BECOME A SPONSOR We hope you will join us this year in recognizing the outstanding leadership of our 2022 Bold Campaign Honorees by purchasing virtual sponsorships in their honor. Your sponsorship today will raise critical funds to advance GC’s work this year to train and mobilize leaders to build our movement for racial, climate, and economic justice in Illinois.   Become A 2022 Virtual People's Gala Sponsor! Movement Read more

Beware the City Budget!

Join us for a "City Hall Haunting" protest at 121 N LaSalle St., this Wednesday, October 27th at 8:30-10:30 AM, to demand City Council pass a budget that invests in communities. Using the money from the federal relief package, Chicago can make huge strides toward creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for everyone. The budget proposed by Mayor Lightfoot makes some of the investments that community advocates have been calling for - but Read more

Our Chance to Begin Healing Chicago’s Neighborhoods

We need your help to fix the Chicago budget so that our neighborhoods can begin to heal from decades of disinvestment and trauma.  Using the money from the federal relief package, Chicago can make huge strides toward creating safe and healthy neighborhoods for everyone. The budget proposed by Mayor Lightfoot makes some of the investments that community advocates have been calling for - but it leaves out far too many residents and puts Read more

Raise Up IL Statement on Passage of Illinois State Budget

Groups Pushing for Racial Equity and Growth of Illinois Economy Laud Inclusion of Corporate Loophole Closures in State Budget Chicago, IL – On Monday, May 31st, both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly voted to approve the 2022 state budget including closing $655 million in corporate tax loopholes used by Illinois’s wealthiest corporations to avoid paying their fair share. This budget provides for significant new investments in Read more