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Report Back: Lobbying Against Violence

On Wednesday, March 22, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC), Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Grassroots Collaborative brought the People’s Agenda, a set of bills aimed at reinvesting in the People of Illinois, to the state capitol. On this trip to Springfield our main goal was to meet with Illinois House members and ask that they […]

Carried Interest Loophole Bill Passes Out of Committee

On Thursday, March 23rd, the Illinois House Revenue Committee passed HB 3393 7 to 4. Part of the Illinois People’s Agenda Legislative Platform, HB 3393 would put a “privilege” tax on Wall Street Money Managers who exploit the federal carried interest tax loophole. Conservative estimates predict this tax would generate $473 million a year for the […]

Bill Introduced to Close Corporate Loopholes and Raise $924 Million for IL

On March 10th, International Women’s Day, Representative Will Guzzardi introduced HB4004 to raise $924 million by closing nine corporate tax loopholes. Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills has grown to $11 billion and the general fund’s deficit is now $9.5 billion. Budget cuts have a disproportionate impact on women — denying them opportunity to go to […]

Introducing the People’s Agenda Legislative Platform

On Wednesday, Grassroots Collaborative member organizations headed down to Springfield to refute Governor Rauner’s continued policy of disinvestment and call for a People’s Agenda that invests in the people of Illinois, keeps our communities safe, and generates the resources to rebuild. The People’s Agenda Legislative Platform Illinois needs investments in our people, measures to keep […]

Village of Robbins Calls on Governor Rauner to Put People Before Wall Street Banks

Robbins Unanimously Passes Resolution against Predatory Bank Deals Draining State and Local Budgets, asks for Attorney General to Take Action Robbins, IL – On the eve of Governor Rauner’s budget address the Village of Robbins Board of Trustees passed a resolution targeting Wall Street banks that have drained hundred of millions of dollars from taxpayers […]

As Violence Soars, Governor Continues to Pursue Personal Political Agenda Over Needs of Residents

Grassroots Collaborative Statement on Governor Rauner’s 2017 State of the State Address Chicago, IL – On Wednesday, Governor Rauner delivered his third state of the state address without having successfully passed a budget. The following is a statement from Amisha Patel, Executive Director of Grassroots Collaborative. “Today, Governor Rauner attempted to borrow from the Trump […]

Job Posting: Operations and Administrative Manager

Grassroots Collaborative is hiring! People of color strongly encouraged to apply.  For consideration, send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Amisha Patel, Executive Director, hiring@thegrassrootscollaborative.org.  No calls, please.  Position open until filled. TITLE: Operations and Administrative Manager SUPERVISED BY: Executive Director SUPERVISES: n/a SALARY/HOURLY, EXEMPT OR NONEXEMPT: 25-30 hours a week, Nonexempt (Pay: […]

As Obama exits scene, Chicago legacy debated

But community organizer Amisha Patel said Obama too often tried to walk a fine line on such issues. “I think the president was afraid to be clear on an urban agenda. I don’t think he thought he had room to move on that, and so you get a really hands-off approach, these half-solutions,” Patel said. […]